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Watch our experts for this webinar series, Optical Knowledge Strength Training, to strengthen your skills and gain insights into the latest open optical networking trends. You’ll learn about latest developments across coherent optics, photonic line systems, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) automation—and how these are influencing network architecture evolution moving forward.


Session One - Build Coherent Skill Strength

Duration: 30 minutes

SpeakerHelen Xenos

Helen Xenos

Coherent optics are pervasively used across applications, as they’re a key factor influencing network scale, cost, and power.

Watch this session to learn:

  • The basic elements of coherent technology and how these influence network scale, cost, footprint, and energy consumption
  • The adoption and business impact of 800G technology in networks today
  • What’s next in coherent technology innovation

Session Two - Form Matters. Mastering Coherent Pluggables—The What, Why, Where, and How Far

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker: Patricia Bower

Patricia Bower

Coherent pluggables. They’re small.  They offer a significant opportunity for cost and power reduction. What else is there to know? Quite a lot, actually.

Watch this session to learn:

  • How to make sense of all the different ‘ZR+’ options
  • Networking considerations associated with different coherent pluggable options
  • Performance of coherent pluggables across a range of photonic line systems
  • Deployment considerations to enable simple network evolution

Session Three - Work Smarter, Not Harder with Next-Level Photonic Line Systems

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker: Kent Jordan

Kent Jordan

For network providers trying to manage bandwidth intensive applications, the photonic layer provides the foundation for scale, flexibility, and programmability. But how do you evolve it to become more open, more automated, and easier to deploy and manage?

Watch this session to learn:

  • The latest trends to revolutionize your photonic line
  • How open optical networks are evolving
  • New features to reduce complexity and make the optical layer easier to scale

Session Four - Let Intelligent Network Control Do the Heavy Lifting

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker: Paulina Gomez

Paulina Gomez

Beyond abstracting operational complexity associated with next-gen technologies, intelligent network control is empowering operators with the tools to best engineer, manage, and monetize their optical networks.

Watch this session to learn:

  • Where to start when it comes to automating optical networks
  • How the latest Layer 0 control plane advancements deliver optimal network resiliency
  • Customer insights via real use cases that demonstrate how intelligent network control is  helping solve their optical network challenges
  • What’s next in automating optical networks