Thomas Soerensen, VP of Global Submarine Solutions, to deliver keynote on May 31

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) will feature the latest enhancements to its GeoMesh Extreme submarine network solution, including the recently announced WaveLogic 6, at Submarine Networks EMEA 2023, occurring May 31 to June 1 at the Business Design Centre in London. Ciena’s experts will be available in booth #MR3 to discuss how submarine network providers of all kinds can master increasing complexity to make their networks simpler, scalable, and sustainable.

Other Ciena highlights at the event:

SubOptic Members’ Forum Workshop on Tuesday, May 30:

  • The SubOptic Association and Ciena will jointly conduct a workshop (2:00–5:30 pm) that includes a welcome from the new executive committee, highlights from SubOptic 2023 in Bangkok, insights from the working groups, and a look at what’s ahead for the Association

Speaking Sessions on Wednesday, May 31:

  • Keynote (9:55–10:15 am): Thomas Soerensen, VP of Global Submarine Solutions, will speak about Submarine Cable Industry Trends – The Challenges and Opportunities
  • Panel sessions and presentations:
    • Building Next-generation Submarine Cable Networks (12:15–12:55 pm): Richard Norris, Senior Director, Global Submarine System Engineering
    • Spectrum Sharing: Addressing the Operational Challenges of Cables with High Fibre Pair Counts (2:30–3:10 pm): Alice Shelton, Senior Consultant, Global Submarine Sales
    • The Future of SLTE (3:10–3:30 pm): Darwin Evans, Director, Product Line Management Submarine Systems

For more information about Ciena’s participation at Submarine Networks EMEA or to request a meeting, contact

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