2nd Annual Future Generation Optical Transport Networks Summit 2017 concludes on a successful note

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The second Annual Future Generation-Optical Transport Networks Summit 2017, an international Conference cum exhibition concludes on a highly successful note. The conference was organized by Nexgen Conferences, one of India’s leading conferences & B2B event organizers. The day-long conference was held at ITC Maratha in Mumbai.

The conference was effectively designed to bring together key telecom industry professionals, stakeholders, thought leaders, analysts and users under one roof to participate in the highly focussed discussions on optical technology development and deployment requirements.

The highlight of the event was the breadth and depth of its content and the exhibition area where key and niche industry players showcased their products and services giving all the participants a sound knowledge of the present and future of Optical Transport Networks in the country.

Addressing the audience, Chandan Kumar, Director– Marketing & Integrated Solutions, Huawei India said, “Keeping in mind the fastest-ever growing demands of Indian customers for high-speed data and high bandwidth, end-to-end WDM/OTN optical transport solution is the need of the hour. At Huawei, we are paving new ways for OTN standard development and building innovative cutting-edge transmission network solutions for improved network operations and flexible as well as economic network deployment.”

As stated by the MarketsandMarkets, the Optical Transport Network (OTN) market is expected to grow $23.64 billion by 2019, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.8%. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific (APAC) is forecast to emerge as the highest growing region with a CAGR of 19.3% in this market, and specifically India will play a major role in chasing this target.

Vikram Tiwathia, Dy. Director General, COAI said, “As the optical transport networking industry is undergoing major transformation, there emerges a need for highly reliable network infrastructure to support adoption of optical technologies. At present, service providers need to ensure that they are leveraging their transport networks in order to provide customers cost effective, secure and high speed broadband services.”

Deepak Sanghi, Sr. Vice President – Transmission Planning, Airtel said, “We understand the demands of present-day customers and businesses for a truly global and seamless connectivity, and we are dedicatedly providing them site-to-site connectivity or WAN integration with optical network for a better end-user experience.  In addition to this, we are optimizing our access network and transmission service to subsequently offer high bandwidth for data transmission and real-time network monitoring and management while building credibility among customers.”

Rakesh Pundhir, Sr. Vice President – Transmission, Idea Cellular said, “Optical Transport Networks (OTN) offers stronger forward error connection that eventually build transparent, meshed optical networks with sufficient functionality. We have deployed India’s first commercial 100G dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network in collaboration with Huawei and we are looking forward to enhancing our optical backbone capacity for present as well as future generations.”

Pankaj Kitchlu, CTO – SP, Juniper Networks said, “OTN is a way to move beyond SONET/SDH networks and effectively deal with data traffic loads with the rising amount of packet traffic. We are providing optical transport aggregation solutions to address the fast growing packet optical transport markets and benefit customers from packet switching technologies and highly efficient IP and optical transport network.”

Olaf Schönheit, Sr. Director Business Development, ADVA Optical Networking said, “In order to reap the combined benefits of SONET/SDH technology, ADVA Optical Networking is driving innovation in technology to bring seamless transformation from SONET/SDH to wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM). We are focussing more on working with the ICP/CNP community on metro Data Center Interconnect (DCI) with the highest security protocols.”

Major players including Huawei Telecommunications, COAI, Airtel, Juniper Networks, Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular, ADVA Optical, Reliance Communications, Vodafone India, Tata Communications, Juniper Networks, Fastech Telecommunications, MTNL, and Telenor, among others attended the summit and effectively addressed key market trends, drivers, opportunities and challenges in deploying Optical Transport Networks in the country.

Anjani Kumar Singh, CEO, Nexgen Conferences said, “We feel privileged to create a highly interactive platform with quality speakers representing well-known organizations of the telecom industry where they were able to address the future of optical technologies while exchanging best practices, knowledge and experiences. The event served as a great business networking opportunity for all the participants and attendees as well as provided them a wonderful opportunity to be a part of keynote sessions, panel discussions and workshops.”

The summit was sponsored by well-known organizations such as Huawei, Juniper Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, Infinera, and Fastech Telecommunications (India) Pvt. Ltd, and supported by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).