We at Champion ONE are huge fans of Lightwave Online’s series of optical networking webcasts. In easily consumable hour-long sessions, a range of industry experts are invited to cover a broad range of topics in impressive depth. As we continue our look back at 2019, here are some of our favorite webcasts from this series.
February 6: Optical Trends in Data Center Networks
From 400G to silicon photonics and onboard optics, this webcast highlights many of the same trends we’ve been focusing on this past year. Most of these trends seem likely to continue and accelerate into 2020 as well.
June 12: Best Practices in Network Test
This comprehensive webcast tells you everything you need to know about testing your optical equipment. Topics include which tests to perform in which applications, the increasing importance of quality of experience (QoE) testing, as well as many little tips and tricks to make sure things run smoothly in your lab.
July 17: Data Center Interconnect Evolution
As bandwidth needs increase throughout networks, data center interconnect applications have become increasingly critical. This webcast touches on the increasing role of SDN and open networking in these applications, as well as advancements in fiber cables and coherent solutions (which, in our experience, are ideal in some – not all – use cases).
September 11: SDN and Optical Networks
In the words of this webcast, software-defined networking (SDN) has the incredible power to “simplify, standardize, and personalize” your network. Among other topics, this webcast offers four steps toward digital transformation, setting you on the path to increasing the efficiency and autonomy of your network.