Ethernet Alliance Lights up ECOC 2022 with Cutting-Edge Interoperability Demonstration

By Ethernet Alliance



Leading industry voice of Ethernet celebrates return to major global optical conference with powerful demonstration of Ethernet’s flexibility, adaptability, and interoperability

BEAVERTON, OR, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 – The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today unveiled details of its multivendor interoperability demonstration at the 2022 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). Scheduled for September 18 – 22, 2022 in Basel, Switzerland, the group’s display in booth 715 encompasses next-generation technologies from stakeholders across the entire Ethernet ecosystem.

Representing a diverse array of industry pacesetters, this year’s Ethernet Alliance ECOC interoperability demo is the centerpiece of its interactive exhibit. It features the latest in high-speed interconnect innovation, including optics with 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) and 800Gb/s overall interconnect capacity. Additionally, the display showcases state-of-the-art switches, routers, interconnects and cabling, and test and measurement solutions, all operating across a range of Ethernet speeds, from 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 400GbE. It also incorporates a simulation of high-speed, high density, real-world traffic, emphasizing Ethernet’s proven reliability and capacity for adapting to the rapidly evolving applications landscape.

“The Ethernet Alliance interoperability demonstration at ECOC 2022 further highlights the interdependencies of the Ethernet ecosystem and the need for heightened specification conformance from all its participants. With the advent of the IEEE Std 802.3ck™ 100Gb/s electrical specification, next generation Ethernet products for 100GbE, 200GbE, 400GbE, and 800GbE are becoming a reality for today’s applications and setting up the roadmap for future higher speed Ethernet,” said David J. Rodgers, events chair, Ethernet Alliance, and senior business development manager, EXFO. “Demonstrating interoperability between all components in the market continues to reinforce Ethernet’s inherent flexibility and shows why it persists as the foundation of networking globally.”

Among the Ethernet Alliance members participating in its ECOC interoperability demo are Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH); EXFO.; Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC); Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR); TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL); Tektronix, Inc.; and Teledyne LeCroy, Inc. (NYSE: TDY).

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About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education. The organization’s plans may be found on the Events page of its website.


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Ethernet Alliance Participant Members

“Amphenol is excited to participate in the multi-vendor interoperability demonstration with the Ethernet Alliance. This year’s demonstration highlights a diverse mixture of products supporting a broad range of Ethernet data rates and form factors. As one of the largest interconnect companies in the world, we value the opportunity to showcase our products alongside other industry leaders. This week we’re excited to promote Amphenol’s optics solutions featuring our SFP and QSFP transceivers.” Sam Kocsis, director of standards and technology, Amphenol Corporation

“An essential component of this year’s Ethernet Alliance ECOC demonstration will be the integration of optical-based interconnections, with coherent signaling emerging as a preferred solution for higher speed optics. Member companies participating in this demonstration will be showcasing new versions and supporting the latest end-to-end communications capabilities. The ECOC 2022 audience will experience how EXFO’s Open Transceiver System enables Ethernet’s next-generation solutions, especially the burgeoning coherent optical segment, to work expediently and successfully to optimize innovative networks of every type and size.” – Jean-Marie Vilain, product manager, Transport & Datacom, EXFO

“Juniper Networks is a proud and active member of the Ethernet Alliance. As a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, we prioritize collaboration and interoperability in community-led, standards-based activities to drive meaningful and lasting innovation. We are honored to work alongside fellow industry experts to advance Ethernet technologies and IP solutions, and we are excited to be part of the interop demonstration at ECOC 2022.” – Julius Francis, senior director service provider & cloud portfolio marketing, Juniper Networks

“As a founding principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, TE Connectivity (TE) is proud to participate in the Ethernet Alliance physical interoperability demonstrations at the ECOC show in 2022. In this year’s demonstrations, we are showing our SFP56, OSFP 800, and QSFP-DD 400 connectors and cable assemblies. These performance levels can be essential as Ethernet connectivity evolves to support the applications of the future, and TE innovations can pave the way.” – Nathan Tracy, technologist and manager of industry standards, TE Connectivity

“Tektronix will present innovative solutions for validating 100G per lane physical layer performance and standard compliance at the Ethernet Alliance Workshop (Booth #715) during ECOC 2022 in Basel. We will demonstrate the interoperability of Tek’s measurement solutions with signals from other Ethernet Alliance members using our high-bandwidth oscilloscopes capable of optical and electrical (802.3db, 802.3ck, and similar) measurements including TDECQ on patterns or live traffic signals.” – Pavel Zivny, high-speed serial data domain expert, wide band oscilloscopes group, Tektronix

“As Ethernet advances towards terabit per lane speeds, the task of assuring interoperability and integrity in the network is both exciting and challenging. This year’s Ethernet Alliance demonstration at ECOC brings together an abundance of products and testing solutions that showcases interoperability and test solutions for 25Gb/s up to 800Gb/s.” – Nick Kriczky, VP of products and services, Teledyne LeCroy


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