OFC 2020 Preview and Predictions
The Optical Fiber Communications Conference is the most significant industry trade and technical show for optical communications. In preparation for the event, Cignal AI has compiled a list of what to watch at OFC and what announcements to expect.
Expanding Our Market Research to Include Packet Networks
Cignal AI invites you to attend an overview presentation about the expansion of Cignal AI’s optical hardware research to include comprehensive coverage of packet switching and routing in service provider transport networks.
Webinar – Disaggregated Optical Networks
Forward-looking operators use disaggregation to build agile optical transport networks.
OIF 3Q19 Meeting Presentation
Andrew Schmitt gave a presentation on July 30th, 2019 during the Optical Internetworking Forum quarterly meeting. He was asked to give a brief overview of emerging pluggable coherent technologies and the opportunity this new market presents.
NGON 2019 Webinar: Disaggregation
Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst for Optical Hardware, recently moderated a discussion on “Disaggregation Strategies & Transport SDN” in advance of the NGON & DCI World conference in Nice. Scott…
OFC 2019 – Marketwatch Presentations
Scott Wilkinson and Andrew Schmitt gave presentations about 5G and 400ZR during the OFC2019 Marketwatch program. Download a copy of their slides.
OFC 2019 Preview and Predictions
The 2019 Optical Fiber Conference is less than a month away. Cignal AI’s analysts have compiled a list of predictions and expectations for what we expect to see from vendors and other OFC participants.
Optical Market Trends Now: ADVA
On August 2, 2018 Cignal AI hosted its first webinar Optical Market Trends Now: ADVA
Lead analyst Andrew Schmitt joined Ulrich Dopfer, ADVA CFO and Stephan Rettenberger, ADVA Senior VP of Marketing and Investor Relations to provide their various perspectives on the optical industry.
Packet Pushers Hosts Cignal AI
Andrew Schmitt was invited by Packet Pushers and Scott Wilkinson of ECI to participate in one of its weekly podcasts. While not well known in the service provider world, it is popular among the network engineers of small to large Enterprises. Each podcast has about 10,000 downloads per episode.
Impact of US Technology Ban on ZTE
On April 16, the United States Department of Commerce announced that ZTE would no longer be allowed to import American technology products. While there is no shortage of media coverage of the ban, Cignal AI aims to provide you with unique insight. We have assembled our observations and conclusions on this remarkable event, and we share answers to some common questions we’ve received as it has transpired.
OFC 2018 Post-Show Report
Each year, OFC showcases the most noteworthy developments in the optical industry, and this year was no exception. Companies utilized OFC as a venue to announce and demonstrate new products…
OFC 2018 – Operator Perspectives
Each year at OFC, we have the valuable opportunity to hear from the network operators themselves to better understand their vision for the future network. This year, there were some…
OFC 2018 – 400G Inside the Datacenter
When the conversation at OFC turned to short reach client optics, faster speeds were the central focus. Several companies announced products and gave demonstrations of 400G capable technology. The 100G…
OFC 2018 – Coherent Technology
Trends in coherent technology generated enthusiasm among the participants at OFC 2018, and 400G ZR applications were of particular interest. Nokia and Infinera outlined next-generation coherent roadmaps, and Acacia and…
Nokia PSE-3 Coherent Chipset
On March 6, 2018, Nokia announced its fourth generation coherent optical technology, the PSE-3, which continues the company’s strategy of developing coherent DSP processors in-house.
OFC 2018 – Consolidation
Each year, there is at least one announcement at OFC which surprises the industry. In 2016, the announcement was the introduction of Inphi’s ColorZ, while in 2017 it was news…
Investor Call – Piper Jaffray Optical Event
Andrew Schmitt was the featured speaker on an investor call hosted by Troy Jensen of Piper Jaffray on February 21st. Forty-four participants listened in and posed their questions as Andrew…
ECOC 2017 – China Observations
This is Cignal AI’s second ECOC 2017 brief, focused on news out of China.
China Inventory and 2018 Demand Ciena Wavelogic AI Licensing Update China ROADM Deployment Outlook…
ECOC 2017 Market Focus Presentation
Andrew Schmitt’s presentation, entitled “Mapping the Future of Optical Deployments,” was one of several featured during this years ECOC Market Focus sessions in Gothenburg, Sweden September 18-20th.
The presentation highlights…