By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutionsleonard_luna

If it’s Spring, then it is time for OFC/NFOEC – the world’s leading event for advancing optical solutions (March 9-13).  Cisco will, once again, have a strong presence, including our largest booth ever (booth 4359), at this year’s event being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  Building upon the industry wide dialog around multi-layer convergence and SDN, we will showcase the Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), the Cisco Network Convergence Systems (NCS) and our highly innovative CMOS photonics technology – CPAK.

EPN is the foundational layer for Cisco Open Networking Environment ( ONE) strategy and is the natural evolution of the IP next generation network (IP NGN). It is designed specifically to leverage the opportunities presented by the Internet of Everything (IoE). It optimizes the delivery of multi-service solutions over service provider networks.  An EPN increases service provider revenue opportunities, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) and supercharges service agility.  One of the key elements of Cisco’s EPN architecture is the Cisco NCS product family featuring the NCS 6000 Series IP Router, the NCS 4000 Series Converged Packet Transport platform and the NCS 2000 agile ROADM platform.  A key differentiator to Cisco’s EPN is our growing portfolio of CPAK transceivers delivering never before seen levels of density, power savings and flexibility to Cisco’s portfolio of data center switches, IP routing and transport solutions.

At OFC/NFOEC, Cisco will showcase live demonstrations of our entire NCS product family featuring: Industry leading scale and density, 1TB/Slot – 128Tbps IP routing capacity, 32 degrees of FlexSpectrum and SuperChannel ROADM performance, industry leading Multi-chassis capability, industry leading CMOS photonics innovation and variety, and Converged OTN/Packet/DWDM performance concentrated into a single aggregation platform.

Cisco Invitation to OFC/NFOEC 2014

Once again, we are excited to be part of the leading edge discussions that always accentuates the OFC/NFOEC experience.  Cisco experts and technologist will be featured in many courses this year including:

Short Course:

  • SC386 – The Evolution of Network Architectures Towards Cloud-centric Applications
    Sunday March 9th, 1PM – 4PM by Loukas Paraschis, Cisco
  • SC259 – Electronic and Optical Impairment Mitigation
    Sunday, March 9th, 5PM – 8PM by Chris Fludger, Cisco


  • Are Optical Standards Keeping Up?
    Sunday, March 9th, 4:30PM – 7:30PM, Ron Johnson, Cisco
  • DSP for Short Reach Applications: Why Bother?
    Monday, March 10th, 9AM – 12PM.  Organizer: Chris Fludger, Cisco, Ton Koonen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Leslie Rusch, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • SDN 2.0 is Here – What Have We Learned?
    Do come and listen to Cisco’s Walid Wakim :  2:05PM – 2:25PM,

Above are just a few of the many exciting activities we will be involved in at the event. For a full list of all happenings at OFC/NFOEC 2014, please visit the OFC website or contact your Cisco Account team.

Please make sure to stop by and visit us at booth 4359 at the Moscone Center this March.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.



Sanjeev Mervana

Vice President of Product Management

Emerging Technologies & Incubation