New Optical Wavelength Service Trends

Discover how optical wavelength services are reshaping the telecom landscape, driven by rapid expansion and adoption of high-speed connections exceeding 100 Gbps, championed by industry giants like Lumen, Zayo, Verizon, and AT&T. Join us for a webinar exploring cutting-edge optical technologies and deployment strategies crucial for delivering reliable, high-capacity network solutions across diverse market demands.

This event was originally held on July 23, 2024
and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsors: Infinera Corporation & Yokogawa
1 hour

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Optical wavelength services continue to gain momentum in the optical services market. Led by large service providers such as Lumen, Zayo, Verizon and AT&T, Vertical Systems Group noted in its year-end 2022 U.S. Wavelength Services LEADERBOARD, expansion of the U.S. base of wavelength circuits is being driven by double-digit growth for 100+ Gbps connections through 2027. These connections are being used by webscale providers and for data center interconnection. The research firm noted two key trends: installations of 400+ Gbps services are emerging as wavelength providers expand availability and rollout new solutions and retail wavelength circuits continued to outpace wholesale deployments.

Service providers are embracing new technologies and deployment models to deliver the suitable capacity and service offering at the right time to the right location. Service providers will leverage high-speed optical networking equipment that incorporates embedded pluggable optical technology and software to enhance service turnup. However, successful delivery of optical wavelength services will require new test solutions for receiver sensitivity and wavelength analysis covering both multimode and single mode bands which inherently includes the Super C-band.

During this webinar we’ll look at the implications of emerging optical technologies and how to test them:

  • rapid deployment models
  • embedded and pluggable optical technologies
  • extending business services reach
  • Managed Optical Fiber Networks (MOFN)
  • testing methods and oversights
  • ensuring network element performance and reliability


Paul Momtahan
Director, Solutions Marketing

Paul is a Solution Marketing Director at Infinera. Paul currently focuses on next generation optical technology including Infinera’s industrt-leadingICE6 and ICE7 embedded coherent otptical engines, Prior to this Paul has held a number of technical sales, PLM and marketing roles, at Tellabs then Coriant, covering at different times IP/MPLS routing and packet-optical transport. Prior to Infinera/Coriant/Tellabs, Paul previously held a product management and marketing positions at UK Ethernet service provider Neos Networks (now SSE Telecom), ATM-specialist FORE Systems and LAN-specialist Madge Networks. Paul has engineering and management degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Stanford University in the US.

Michael Kwok
Business Development Manager

Michael Kwok is the Business Development Manager for optical test and measurement products at Yokogawa Test&Measurement. He has close to three decades of experience in the field of optical analysis and testing for optical networks, and scientific research.

  • California State University, Chico - Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • 30+ years of experience in optical analysis and data acquisition.


Hayden Beeson
Associate Editor
Lightwave Digital

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