Optical Networking Digital Symposium

The Optical Networking Digital Symposium is a two-day event featuring Heavy Reading’s optical analysts, Sterling Perrin and Simon Stanley. Join them alongside industry experts as they discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking into 2023 and beyond.

This session will be moderated by Simon Stanley, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

11:00 AM Session One – Delivering Coherent Pluggable Optics from Edge to Metro and Beyond

What started out as an initiative to develop a standardized, compact and efficient coherent pluggable module for data center interconnects has spawned  an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions that are redefining carrier network architectures. The 7nm DSPs and optics developed to support 400ZR pluggable modules are being configured in ZR+ modules to support significantly longer distances and optimized for network applications from the edge to metro and beyond. The next generation of 3nm and 5nm DSPs and optics will enable a new generation of pluggable modules that will support enhanced 400G performance and reach 800G performance, including 800ZR, and cost-effective modules designed for the edge of the network.

This session will investigate the opportunities and challenges presented by this developing ecosystem of pluggable coherent modules and solutions.

Topics will include:
• The coherent pluggable ecosystem
• Pushing the ZR+ envelope
• Coherent pluggable optics for the network edge
• Driving coherent pluggable modules to 800G and beyond

Agenda – Session 1

11:00 AM Opening Remarks: Simon Stanley, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
11:10 AM Service Provider Keynote: Vivek Gaur, Vice President Engineering, Colt Technology Services
11:25 AM Sponsor Keynote: Fady Masoud, Director of Solutions Marketing, Infinera
11:35 AM Panel Discussion:

  • Fady Masoud, Director of Solutions Marketing, Infinera
  • Vladimir Veljanovski, Coherent Product Line Manager, EFFECT Photonics 
  • Moran Roth, Director – Product Management, Juniper
  • Danny Pinto, Associate Director – Packet Networks Engineering, Colt Technology Services 

12:20 PM Audience Q&A
12:25 – 12:30 PM: Closing Remarks
SESSION 2 Begins at 12:45 PM ET

GOLD SPONSORS: Juniper, EFFECT Photonics

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Corlia van Tonder


13 September 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT+0200


Online Virtual




Vladimir Veljanovski


September 13, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4
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