Join ECI at the 2016 Next Generation Optical Networking Event in South Africa
Bandwidth demands are growing far more rapidly than network operators can upgrade their capacity and speeds. While 100G was supposed to meet these needs, experts are already discussing the 400G and Terabit revolution. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) trends are permeating networks as operators search for new ways to meet the demands of an evolving Internet-connected landscape.
For the second year in a row, networking professionals from around the globe will gather in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the benefits and innovations surrounding optical networking at the Next Generation Optical Networking event—and ECI will be on hand to provide key insights into the ELASTIC™ multi-layer packet optical network.
Why Invest in Packet Optical Networking?
By implementing a packet-optical transport network, network operators can flatten their network hardware, services and management into a single domain. This new architecture combines the functionality of an optical transport system with Layer 2 switching technology for unification of the service provider network. As bandwidth demands continue to grow, packet optical networking will become increasingly essential.
Whether network operators are deploying metro optical or long-haul fiber infrastructures, decision-makers must understand the latest trends and innovations in packet optical networking to successfully support customers.
At Next Generation Optical Networking Africa, industry experts will converge to drive the networking world into a more effective future.
What to Look Forward to at Next Generation Optical Networking Africa 2016
Consider the following topics of discussion scheduled for the expert speaking sessions at the upcoming optical networking event:
- Outlining the Optical Landscape: How to migrate from legacy systems, monetize optical architectures, scaling new infrastructures and more.
- Spreading Optical Availability: Delivering optical networking efficiently and cost-effectively.
- Metro Optical: How are innovations in metro connectivity advancing?
- Converging Ethernet, IP and Transport Networks: How to achieve packet optical architectures in individual companies.
- And more
Whether you’re taking part in speed networking, polling sessions, expert lunches or mindshare discussions, there’s something for every network operator at this year’s Next Generation Optical Networking Africa event. As a Silver Sponsor, ECI will be on hand to demo and explain how the ELASTIC Network supports current networking needs and provides the flexibility necessary to adapt to evolving bandwidth demands.
Want to learn more about the benefits and innovations surrounding optical networking? Schedule a meeting with ECI at Next Generation Optical Networking Africa event and learn more about their ELASTIC Networks and SDN/NFV applications.