OFC 2021

Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA
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Ethernet Alliance will have a presence at the OFC Conference hybrid event in June. We continue to monitor all available options for participation in the conference and will update this page with our full participation details soon.

Ethernet Alliance also host a panel at OFC 2021 on Tuesday, June 8th at 12:15pm-13:45pm PT in theater III.

Panel Discussion: Why Ethernet? Why now?  

Ethernet has become the most ubiquitous method for networking computers and peripherals today! Not only is Ethernet used in high speed applications in enterprise data centers, cloud providers and service providers, it is also used in industrial and building automation and even automobiles. Ethernet’s many operating speeds and various interconnects make it ideal for what appears to be a diverse set of technologies, however they all share the same need to transfer data from device to device safely and securely.  In addition, Ethernet’s configurability from 1Gb/s to 400Gb/s lends itself quite nicely to the broad spectrum of application spaces it is now used in. With the coming of newest 400Gb/S and 800Gb/s speeds and latest form factors, Ethernet’s continued advancement is ensured.

About OFC:

OFC, the premier event in telecom and data center optics, will now take place 06 – 10, June 2021, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA. The exhibition will be held 08 – 10, June 2021.

Considered the foremost gathering of leaders in academia, engineering and industry, OFC represents the entire optical communications ecosystem—from research to the marketplace, from components to systems and networks, technical sessions and an interactive exhibition.

OFC 2021 will introduce a blended in-person and virtual format to provide attendees the greatest opportunity to reach customers, reconnect with colleagues and demonstrate innovative solutions to this community. The high-caliber plenary program will include live onsite presentations from three distinguished speakers on the latest research and applications in optical fiber communication.

The conference, originally scheduled for 28 March – 01 April 2021 in San Francisco, has rescheduled its dates to ensure a successful conference and exhibition experience for all participants, while also taking into consideration the health and safety of attendees and exhibitors.