The 3rd annual Next Generation Optical Networking North America conference – took place on the 5-7th October 2015 in Dallas and was collocated with Network Virtualization Forum North America. Next Generation Optical Networking North America is part of the WDM & Next Generation Optical series of events with the flagship event in Nice and regional events in Africa, North America, the Americas and Asia.

Next Generation Optical Networking North America has truly established itself as the go to conference for optical network discussions, debate and networking in North America with 300+ attendees and 56+ unique carrier companies .

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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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