5G and IoT on the agenda as ECOC Exhibition opens Market Focus call for speakers

  • Posted by Real Wire
  • May 2, 2017 11:00 AM BST

Fibre luminaries invited to speak on hot topics at Gothenburg event

London, 2 May 2017: The role of fibre in 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), multilayer coordination and the increasing need for gigabit ethernet capacity will be key topics at this year’s European Conference on Optical Communications Exhibition (ECOC), with event organiser Nexus Media Events Ltd today announcing its topics for the Market Focus sessions.

After celebrating its tenth anniversary in Dusseldorf in 2016, Market Focus will once again provide a platform for industry professionals to gain knowledge of and insights into the advancements made in the latest optical communications technologies.

The 2017 sessions – which will be held as part of the ECOC Exhibition in Gothenburg from Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 20 – feature a broad range of current industry topics, including for the first time, sessions on multilayer coordination, the role of photonics in the IoT and the development of standards for 5G.

“Now in its 11th year, Market Focus is going from strength to strength and is one of the key draws of the ECOC Exhibition,” said Beverley Lucas, Event Director for Nexus Media Events Ltd. “We are really excited to welcome speakers new and old to discuss the key topics affecting the optical communications industry and the innovation that is happening around them.”

The topics have been decided by the Market Focus Committee, which includes global representatives from across the industry including independent industry bodies, telecom operators, analyst groups, system vendors, and component manufacturers.

“We feel that this year’s Market Focus topics really incorporate the true breadth of the optical communications industry,” said Per Danielsen, Chairman of the Market Focus Committee. “There has been a lot of innovation and new developments over the past year and we are excited to hear them discussed at this year’s ECOC Exhibition.”

A record 3,189 people attended last year’s Market Focus sessions in Dusseldorf, with presentations from leading industry companies such as Facebook, Intel, Huawei and Ericsson. Highlights of the presentations can be found here: ecocexhibition.com/marketfocus

If you are interested in speaking at the 2017 Market Focus, please contact Emma Harvey at emma.harvey@nexusmediaevents.com by 30th June 2017 stating your company name, position, topic of interest and 100-word summary of your presentation theme, with a title based on one of this year’s topics. Visit ecocexhibition.com/marketfocus to see the full list of topics.

Registration to attend the exhibition is now open and can be done directly through the ECOC Exhibition website.

Press can register separately here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ECOC2017PressRegistration.