Ciena is paving the way for new networking applications from 400ZR for single-span data center interconnect to extended-reach 400G for multi-span metro networks. Learn how Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Nano transceivers deliver the benefits of coherent technology within pluggable form factors and how network operators can leverage the density, modularity, and cost benefits with these new coherent technology options.
Simon is Founder and Principal Consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd., an independent market analyst and consulting company based in the U.K. His recent work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies. Simon has written extensively for Heavy Reading and Light Reading, covering the latest developments in telecom silicon and subsystems. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including SDN/NFV, LTE/5G, 100G/400/800G components, Open Compute, smart NICs, uCPE, multicore processors and switch chipsets. He has also run several Light Reading events covering next-generation networking technology. Simon holds a Bachelor's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.
Frank Chang is the Director of Product Management at Ciena, responsible for strategic investments and development of Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Nano coherent pluggables and high-speed photonic components, with a front row seat to the fast paced innovations in high bandwidth electro-optics and packaging technologies. Prior to joining Ciena, Frank served as Product Management lead spanning optical, switching and routing platforms at several companies, including Nortel, BTI Systems and Coriant.
Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class technology through consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness, and scale.