Optelian CTO to discuss evolution of switching


Optelian have announced their chief technology officer, Dr. Sheldon Walklin, will participate in an interactive panel session on the evolution of switching at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking USA.

The conference will take place at Hilton Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas, TX, on October 8 and 9.

The panel will investigate the key question of how switching will evolve. Some of the possibilities that will be explored include ROADMs, OTNs, or packet switching. These options will be evaluated in terms of cost, flexibility relation and customer requirements. This group of experts will also focus on quantifying the benefit of integrating OTN switching, incorporating GMPLS control plane intelligence and what SDN means for the emerging converged optical transport layer with integrated switching.

“I am very much looking forward to exploring the many facets of this important issue with my colleagues, ” says Dr. Walklin. “Switching is certainly a feature of our industry that has seen a variety of exciting advances and I think this panel will help us all further establish how we approach these changes. ”

Dr. Walklin, who joined Optelian in 2006, has served as CTO of the company since 2010. In his current role, he oversees key aspects of Optelian ’s research and development activities, while also providing long-term vision and strategy at the executive level of the corporation. He has nearly 20 years of experience in optical communications, more than ten years as a senior designer in product and more than five years in an industry-focused research environment.

WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking USA is an optical transport conference that addresses optical networking topics for tier 1 and tier 2 & 3 carriers.

To learn more about Optelian ’s Intuitive Packet Optical Networking solutions, visit us at http://www.optelian.com/intuitivepacketoptical or at WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking USA in Dallas, TX from October 8-9.

To learn more about WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking USA, visit http://usa.nextgenerationoptical.com .

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