The Pluggable Transceiver Revolution

June 25, 2024
Discover the revolution of pluggable transceivers in our upcoming webinar, where we delve into the advancements propelling 400G and 800G coherent optics. Learn how these innovations tackle operational challenges and redefine network performance, from metro DCI applications to high-speed business services over PON.

Date: June 25, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT
Sponsor: Accelink, Infinera, VIAVI
 1 Hour

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While webscale providers are early adopters of 400G coherent pluggable optics, communication service providers are just beginning, with initial deployments primarily in DWDM metro optical platforms. Deployment in third-party devices like routers is also happening with increasing IPoDWDM architectural adoption. Drivers for adoption include the reduced costs, size, and power of pluggable optics. However, this new deployment model poses new operational challenges to network operators.

But coherent pluggables are not just for metro data center interconnection (DCI) applications. Intelligent, coherent pluggables address various operator challenges at the network's edge, including cost-effective single fiber working transmission, high-speed business services delivery over PON, and point-to-multipoint aggregation. In parallel, 800G coherent pluggables are developing and starting to enter the market. With increased performance and interoperability, 800G will redefine expectations for pluggable transceivers.

During this webinar we will explore the revolution of pluggable transceivers, focusing on the latest advancements in this technology. We will discuss various types of modern pluggable transceivers and the innovative technologies enabling them to achieve lower power consumption while delivering higher bandwidth. We’ll also address what ZR/ZR+ optics means to operators regarding testing and maintaining those links.


Jon Baldry
Director, Marketing

As Infinera’s Metro Marketing Director, Jon has responsibility for solution marketing for the company’s metro access and aggregation portfolio in applications such as 5G in mobile networks and DAA in cable networks. 

Jon has spent over 30 years working in the telecoms industry and joined Infinera through the acquisition of Transmode in 2015, having joined Transmode in 2004. Prior to Transmode/Infinera Jon worked for Lucent Technologies and Sycamore Networks in a variety of engineering, sales and marketing roles. Jon is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UMIST).

Michael Bangert
Product Line Manager
VIAVI Solutions

Michael Bangert has 25 years of experience in telecommunications networking with a primary focus on optical network transport. He has been at VIAVI for 11 years, helping service providers optimize their deployment and testing of business services transport and wireless networks. Prior to VIAVI, Mike held positions as sales and marketing with PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi). He has participated on numerous industry panels around 5G and high-speed network technology trends. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A. from University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Tiger Ninomiya
Principal Technologist
Accelink USA Corporation

Tiger Ninomiya is currently a Principal Technologist at Accelink USA Corporation, where he actively engages with Accelink’s latest technologies, including optical transceivers for datacom and telecom, as well as other optical components, modules, and subsystems. With over 12 years of experience in fiber optics, telecom, and datacom, he actively participates in standard groups and industry consortia, such as IEC, OIF, IEEE, ITU-T, and MSAs such as QSFP-DD, SFP-DD, OSFP, and LPO. He has held leadership roles in organizations such as IEC, TIA, and COBO. In the past, Tiger was heavily involved in the development and standardization of VSFF fiber optic connectors.

Sean Buckley

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