Stuart Whitehead

Product Marketing Senior Manager

Anritsu Corporation, Japan

Guillermo Fiorenza

Head, Transport Network Infrastructure

Cablevision Argentina

Fady Masoud

Senior Advisor, Technical Marketing

Ciena Portfolio Solutions

Mehmet Toy

Distinguished Engineer, Network Architectures & Standards

Comcast Cable

Stuart Benington

Vice President, Cloud/SDN Business Unit


Bert Buescher

Director of Technical Sales, North America


Jeff Finkelstein

Executive Director- Network Architecture

Cox Communications

Saurabh Patil

Long-haul Optical Transport Design Engineer

Cox Communications

Rick Talbot

Principal Analyst, Optical Infrastructure

Current Analysis

Jimmy Yu

Vice President, Optical Transport Market Research

Dell’Oro Group

Dhananjay Sampath

Senior Research Scientist

Deutsche Telekom Labs

Michael Sabelhaus

Principal, Optical Planning and Marketing


Chris Liou

Fellow and Vice President of Network Strategy


Vinay Rathore

Sr. Director Solutions Marketing


Vladimir Kozlov

Founder and CEO


David Plant

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

McGill University

Masahito Tomizawa

Executive Manager

NTT Network Innovation Labs

Roderick Dottin

Project Manager- Fiber & Collocation


Edward Nakamoto

Director of HW Engineering


Walter Chen

IP/Transport Network Engineer


Anuradha Udunuwara


Sri Lanka Telecom

Rafael Martins

Optical Engineer

Telefonica VIVO

Mattias Fridström

Vice President and Head of Technology

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC)

Nilson Machado

Transport Network- Planning

TIM Brasil

John Baldry

Marketing Director


Weidong Zhou

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Nanophotonics Lab (NPLAB)

University of Texas at Arlington

Michael McGarry

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Eng.

University of Texas at El Paso

Michael Freiberger

Senior Network Planner


Michael Freiberger

Principal Transport Network Planning


Glenn Wellbrock

Director, Optical Transport Network - Architecture, Design & Planning


Tiejun J. Xia

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff


Gilles Garcia

Director Wired Communication Business Unit


Mark Loyd Jones

Vice President Product Solutions


Philippe Perrier

Senior Vice President of Product Line Management


America's Leading Optical Event for Carriers, Optical System & Component Vendors

Welcome to the Annual Next Generation Optical Networking USA

Thanks to the hugely successful 2014 edition, Next Generation Optical Networking USA returns for a 2nd year in Dallas gathering over 400 Carriers & Technology Providers from across the Americas. Part of the prestigious series already held in Nice and Singapore, which annually attracts 1000 attendees, the stateside edition focuses on developments in 100G, 400G, terabit, OTN, silicon photonics and Transport SDN in the North American market.

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The special 2014 edition will be co-located with two additional conferences: SDN & NFV USA & Telco Cloud World Forum North America. With the combination of 100+ presentations and case studies, as well as extensive networking sessions, this is your opportunity to hear from and meet all the right people to discuss your current challenges and gain insight into the best solutions. The shared exhibition hall will also feature the latest products and demos in Cloud, Optical Networking, Silicon Photonics, Big Data, NFV & SDN.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this discussion and influence the entire optical networking industry in Dallas in 2014 and for years to come!

Carriers will have free access to all three events, and can register online to claim their free pass now!  

New for 2014

WDM-PON Technology and it's Applications in Metro and Access Optical Networks

Date: 6 October 2014, Time: 14.00-17.00

Please note: the WDM-PON workshop starts today at 14.00, registered attendees can pick up their badge onsite 13.00 onwards.

wdm-pon-forumv1Join the WDM-PON Forum for this 3 hour workshop and learn more about the latest advances in WDM-PON technology and it’s applications in metro and access optical networks. WDM-PON is rapidly maturing as a technology with a number of solutions becoming available from the vendor community and early adopter deployments taking place in operators’ networks. This workshop will bring together industry experts from the component and system vendor communities plus experts from the network operator community who are evaluating or deploying WDM-PON networks. The workshop is structured around two panel discussions that will address the advances within the industry and within network deployments. Please join us for a lively discussion and debate.

The event is FREE-to-attend for Carriers, click here to register.


About the event

This event is really instructive and the presentations are really thorough. The number and quality of attendees offer you great opportunities to make new key acquaintances. If your business involves using DWDM; you MUST be there!


This is my third year and I’ve watched it grow –I’m amazed at how many people are showing’s not just about Carriers and suppliers, it’s about the ecosystem of the supply base into the Carrier community. [With the inclusion of Telco Components World] you now start to have a story that is not just about ‘what I want’, but how do I implement it, and what are the technical issues, cost issues and hurdles that I have to deal with. It allows for a better conversation for all the stakeholders, to allow consensus-building to happen.

JD, Ethernet Alliance

Best intimate place to talk to clients and partners. All the presentations were useful and helpful to track market trends

EG, ACG Research

I personally found the show very worthwhile and it was one of the better industry events I had attended in awhile. I found it to be a little more informal and open than other events and as a result I was able to takeaway valuable info about the market and the problems our customers need to have solved

MT, Tellabs

I genuinely think the event has become the de facto optical event in Europe (and further afield, given the number of customers from APAC and CALA). There has been lots of really good customer engagement

MK, Ciena

The 2012 event proved that IIR WDM is the go-to event for the transport industry in EMEA


The conference has been great – everyone has a different take on the advantages and disadvantages, which gives a unique perspective

MB, Finisar

It’s been a great conference, and just the right size; you get to meet and talk to everybody, without getting lost in the crowd like you do at some of the bigger shows

GB, Verizon

"The trend in North America, carriers cutting spending year over year but allocating towards forward-looking technology investments like WDM equipment and ROADMs."


I’m delighted with the conference, 80+ different service providers from 50+ countries is a fantastic group for us to be able to network with

BG, Cisco

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