OIF to Showcase 25 Years of Driving Optical Networking Transformation at NGON & 5G Transport 2023, Hosts Sessions on Interoperability Advancements in 800LR/ZR, 400ZR, CEI, CMIS and Co-Packaging

Fremont, Calif.—May 22, 2023 OIF will share updates on its latest projects and highlight its 25-year legacy of driving critical standards and advancing optical networking at NGON & 5G Transport 2023 in Cote d’Azur, France, May 30 – June 1, 2023.

The sessions will provide attendees with insights into OIF’s latest projects and advancements in 800LR/ZR, 400ZR, CEI, CMIS and Co-Packaging, underscoring OIF’s commitment to advancing the optical networking industry.

“We are excited to showcase our 25 years of work in advancing the optical networking industry and highlight key projects at NGON & 5G Transport 2023,” said Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity and OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee Co-Chair, Physical & Link Layer (PLL). “Our commitment to progressing technology through interoperability has been integral to the growth and evolution of the optical networking industry, and we look forward to sharing our latest work.”

The workshop titled “OIF: Bringing Order to Chaos,” which will feature Dave Brown, OIF Director of Communications, Nokia and Karl Gass, OIF PLL Working Group Optical Vice Chair, will take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am CEST.

The “IP-Optical with Coherent Optics” panel will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 5:10 pm – 5:40 pm CEST. The OIF-hosted panel, moderated by Karl Gass, OIF PLL Working Group Optical Vice Chair will include panelists Edward Echeverry, Transport and SDN Network Engineer, Telefonica; and Ian Redpath, Research Director, Transport and Components, Omdia.

About OIF

OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done. Celebrating 25 years of effecting forward change in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 140+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF at @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at



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