I recently returned from Cisco’s Optical Packet Networking Conference (PONC) in Rome, Italy, where we had the opportunity to host and interact with more than 230 attendees from 57 companies across the globe.

It was an invigorating experience as we covered topics from Service Provider trends and network modernization to disaggregation and analyst market updates. I want to thank everyone who attended, as well as our organizers and sponsors, making this one of best PONC events ever.

I invite you to view our short video for a glimpse into what made this PONC so compelling.

Watch this blog and follow me on Twitter as we continue to discuss how Cisco is helping our customers transform their optical networks.


Bill Gartner

Senior Vice President/GM

Optical Systems & Optics Group