- Speakers: Niall Robinson, VP, global business development, ADVA
- Topics: Disaggregation, automation and autonomy in optical networking
- When: Thursday, October 4, 10:50 a.m.
- Where: NYSERNet conference, Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, New York, USA
Fully or partially disaggregated open line systems (OLS) offer multi-vendor interworking at the photonic layer, enhancing supply chain flexibility for regional and metro networks. Multiple components of the OLS, including amplifiers and WSS ROADMs, are controlled together in a way that maximizes reach, performance and fiber capacity. Next-generation networks require future-proof architectures in order to respond to demand with elasticity, free from the burden of time-consuming planning, installation and provisioning processes, i.e. full process automation at the network edge.