OFC 2017

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Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2017

  • Ethernet Alliance hosted panel discussion: The Fracturing and Burgeoning Ethernet Market
  • 20×30 Island booth
  • Live 10G, 25G, 40G,100G interoperability demonstration
  • Live 400G demonstration connecting four member booths to the Ethernet Alliance booth
  • 16 participating member companies
  • OFC Handout

About Ethernet Alliance Panel Discussion

Program Title: The Fracturing and Burgeoning Ethernet Market
Program Date: Tuesday, March 21
Program Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Program Location: Theater III

Moderator: John D’Ambrosia

Panelists: Paul Brooks, Viavi Solutions, Chris Cole, Finisar, Mark Nowell, Cisco

Demo Description: 

As the role of optics in Ethernet is undeniable, the Ethernet Alliance’s OFC 2017 multivendor demo showcases a broad array of optical technologies, featuring 400G optics and form factors, cabling, and other emerging fiber innovations. The organization’s display encompasses two demonstrations, one focusing on a wide range of solutions ranging from 1G to 100G. The second demo integrates live 400G optical network connections from the Ethernet Alliance’s booth to four other autonomous member company booths on the expo floor. Reflecting the whole of the Ethernet ecosystem, these demos incorporate an extensive variety of switches, NICs, servers, cabling, fiber, and cutting-edge test equipment that provides data generation and real-time analysis. These technologies are the latest evolution in the Ethernet portfolio, and the foundation of the next Ethernet era. With one of the highest rates of member company participation to-date, the Ethernet Alliance’s OFC 2017 demo features equipment and technologies from 16 different organizations.