In this video we explore how 5th-generation coherent optics enable application-optimized scaling for metro to long-haul core networks. Hear Simon Stanley from LightReading and Serge Melle from Nokia describe the range of 5th-generation coherent optics available today. These include 400ZR/ZR+ pluggable optics for metro IP-optical applications, 400G Multihaul pluggable optics for metro-regional transport and router-based applications, and high-performance 90Gbaud super-coherent optics that enable the maximum capacity-reach performance in core, long-haul and subsea networks. Finally, the video describes Nokia’s implementation of 5th-generation coherent optics across it optical transport product portfolio.
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.
Serge joined Nokia in 2019, and currently leads the Optical Product Marketing team for Nokia, and previously led North American sales enablement for IP-optical networks. Prior to joining Nokia, Serge worked at Infinera in product and solutions marketing and business development. Prior to Infinera, Serge worked at Nortel Networks, where was responsible for solutions marketing and business development, and at Pirelli Telecom Systems, where he was involved in the implementation of the industry’s first WDM network deployments. Serge is extensively published in the field of optical networking and holds a BSc in physics from Concordia University, Montréal, and an MASc in applied physics from the University of Toronto.
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