By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider SolutionsLeonard Luna Portrait 032416 OFC

Cisco, and the international transport community, will converge on the Acropolis Convention Center starting this Tuesday in Nice, France – June 28, through July 1, for the 18th annual NGON conference. NGON is considered by many to be the primer DWDM/Optical conference in Europe.  Hot topics this year will include:

  • Optical evolution & differentiation – the start & progression of the 200-400G market
  • Transport SDN & the true potential of the transport layer
  • Intra & Inter data center connectivity and the role of optical networks
  • Photonic integration & Telco components

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Those attending NGON this week will learn how Cisco, a gold level sponsor, is driving innovation in all areas listed above, including transport rates that include and exceed 200 Gigabit per second, leading edge Cloud-Scale DCI solutions with the Cisco NCS 1000 series, and the new Cisco NCS 4200 series of circuit emulation solutions. The NCS 4200 is the first-of-its-kind, economical in-service solution designed to help networks evolve to a fully IP-MPLS transport core, while enabling uninterrupted SONET/SDH service until customers, on a case-by-case basis, are ready to make the move to packet.

Plan on spending some quality time with our executives and experts in the exposition area (booth 26/31) to discuss leading edge Packet and Optical convergence innovations, transport network modernization, cloud-scale networking, and much, much more.

We also encourage attendees to attend our NGON speaking opportunities:

Day 1: Wednesday, 29th June, 12:35 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.
DCI Enabling Transport Technologies Comparisons
Panel Session: Maurizio Gazzola, Senior Manager, Product Line Manager, Optical Systems and Transceiver Group, Cisco

Day 2: Thursday, 30th June, 3:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Optimizing Capacity and Reach with ROADMs, Flexgrid, and Superchannels
Panel Session: Lorenzo Ghioni, Senior Manager, Product Line Manager, Optical Systems and Transceiver Group, Cisco

Day 2: Thursday, 30th June, 4:20 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Anticipating the Future: End-to-End Packet Optical
Architecture for Convergent Network Modernization
Executive Speaker: David Bianchi, Senior Business Development Manager, SP EMEAR, Architecture, Cisco

Day 2: Thursday, 30th June, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Debating the Photonic Integration Alternatives: InP, Silicon, Both or Something else?
Panel Session: Mauro Macchi, Director SP EMEAR, Architecture, Cisco

Finally, we hope you can join us for our attendee appreciation reception in the common exhibition area to wrap up day-1 on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 to 7 p.m.

We look forward to contributing to the international exchange at NGON 2016 in Nice, and we look forward to seeing you at NGON, 2016.


Greg Smith

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Cisco Solutions Marketing