OIF @ OFC 2018

March 13-15, 2018
San Diego, CA

2018 OIF Physical and Link Layer Interoperability Demo

OIF Delivers on Another Industry First!

OIF member companies teamed up to demonstrate significant progress in delivering an interoperable ecosystem of suppliers and solutions for critical market needs:

  • FlexE (Flex Ethernet)
  • 112 Gbps / lane live electrical signaling
  • End to End (host to host) optical link using electrical 56 Gbps – VSR, included in newly released CEI 4.0

Live interoperability demonstrations were displayed March 13-15, 2018 at OFC in San Diego, CA at the OIF Booth.

Participating Member Companies:


Speaking Sessions

Enabling the Key Applications for Transport SDN
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:30pm – Expo Theater III

Moderator: Dave Brown, Nokia, OIF President
Speakers: Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair – Networking; Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF VP and Networking Interoperability WG Chair

400G Coherent: What Does It Mean To You?
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:15am – Expo Theater II

Moderator: Karl Gass, OIF Physical and Link Layer WG Vice Chair – Optical
Speakers: Sudeep Bhoja, Inphi; Tad Hofmeister, Google, OIF Board Member; Winston Way, NeoPhotonics; Tom Williams, Acacia Communications


Press Release

OIF and Ethernet Alliance Join Forces to Operate Live FlexE Traffic Running Over 400G Network at OFC (March 8, 2018)

OIF Reveals OFC 2018 Interoperability Demo Plans (February 21, 2018)