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OFC is the Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive - from reserach to marketplace, from componenets ato systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.


Come and learn from Ovum analysts at the following events:


Wednesday, 6 March

10:30 - 11:00


 Network Operator Summit: Keynote

Moderator: Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Ovum, USA


Wednesday, 6 March

11:00 - 12:30 


Panel 1: The Access Network - Next Generation PON, Mobile and Cable Network Upgrades 

Moderator: Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure and Software, Ovum, USA


 Wednesday, 6 March

15:30 - 17:00

Panel IV: Optical Fiber Plant Infrastructure - Technologies and Markets

Moderator: Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Ovum, USA


 Wednesday, 6 March

17:00 - 19:30


Photonic Society of Chinese-Americans Workshop:
What applications are going to drive next optics developments?

Speaker: Don Frey, Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing, Ovum, USA



See related reports:

WDM PON is back again – this time for 5G transport


OFC 2019 industry themes preview: 400G, silicon photonics, post-merger roadmaps, and 3D sensing for more applications

OFC Cocktail

Heading to OFC? Then set aside a few hours on the evening of Tuesday, March 5th, to enjoy a cocktail or three, network with other industry movers and shakers and get the inside track on what's going to be hot on the show floor.

Join the teams from Light Reading, Heavy Reading, Ovum and Tractica, and about 100 service provider friends and clients, for drinks, snacks and live music at Tin Roof where editors and analysts will be propping up the bar and recommending local beverages, while our ever-eager sales team will be on hand to pass you some of San Diego’s finest snacks - but they promise not to pitch you anything*.

Doors open at 5:30pm
*Until the next day

Light Reading: Putting the "open" in "open bar" since 2000

RSVP required by February 28th

Analysts attending OFC


Don Frey

Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing

Don specializes in

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

+ 29 years experience


Lisa Huff

Principal Analyst, Optical Components
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Julie Kunstler

Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure and Software
Julie Kunstler

Julie specializes in

  • Next Generation Infrastructure

+ 33 years experience


Ian Redpath

Practice Leader
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Ian specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 23 years experience

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