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The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference for optical communications and networking professionals. From March 19 – 23, over 13,000 attendees from 65+ countries will gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center to discuss and learn the latest market trends and predictions.


Ovum’s Julie Kunstler serves on the OFC Market Watch sub-committee and will be involved in the following sessions:

“Connected OFCity Challenge: Optical Innovations for Future Services in a Smart City”. Monday, March 20, 9:00 – 12:00.
“Next-Generation Access and Metro – Where is the Money?”. Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 – 12:30.

“NG-PON2 Forum Workshop”. March 23, 8:30 to 12:30


Kevin Lefebvre, Principal Analyst in Ovum's Optical Components team, will be participating in:

“State of the Industry” panel discussion on Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 – 12:00.

Other Ovum analysts attending OFC include Ian Redpath, Practice Leader for Optical Components and Core Switching, and Don Frey, Principal Analyst for Intelligent Networks.

To register for the show, go to the OFC conference site (


Light Reading

Ovum – Light Reading/Heavy Reading Welcome Reception at OFC


If you are attending OFC, we’d like to invite you to a special event! After a full day of sessions, workshops, and panel discussions regarding optical fiber communications and networking, Ovum and our partner Light Reading/Heavy Reading are hosting a decidedly less technical networking event on Tuesday after the exhibition hall closes. We’ve chosen a great venue, Tom’s Urban, which is located a couple of blocks from the convention center.


Meet with research analysts and industry experts in a relaxed casual locale. Great food and, of course, an open bar. The Lakers/Clippers game will be on the big screens so even those from out of town will feel like a local.


Ovum – Light Reading/Heavy Reading Welcome Reception
Tuesday, March 21st
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tom’s Urban
1011 S. Figueroa St. B 101.
Los Angeles, California 90015


Register your interest and join us for our welcome reception with our partners Light Reading/Heavy Reading


Ovum analysts attending OFC


Julie Kunstler

Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure and Software
Julie Kunstler

Julie specializes in

  • Next Generation Infrastructure

+ 32 years experience


Ian Redpath

Practice Leader

Ian specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 22 years experience


Don Frey

Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing

Don specializes in

  • Optical Networking
  • Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul
  • Service Provider Routing
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)

+ 28 years experience