International Forum on Optical Transport Networks

Thursday 5 th --- Friday 6 th October 2000
San Domenico Palace Hotel,
Taormina, Italy


Day One: Thursday 5 th October 2000

 08:30 Registration

 OPENING SESSION

 10:00 Welcome Addresses

 10:30 Keynote Address

 11.00 Information Society and Telecommunications Evolution

 BROADBAND APPLICATIONS

CHAIR:Stefano Pileri (TELECOM ITALIA)

11:30 Electronic_business, the next waves

 Maurizio Decina -- POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN//CEFRIEL

  12:00 Network requirements from multimedia applications

 12:30 Lunch Interval

 


 ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

 CHAIR:Guido Granello (ALCATEL)

 14:00 DWDM systems

  • Developments in optical amplification technology Improved network
    dispersion management techniques
  • Improved Forward Error Correction (FEC) algorithms
  • Pre_wavelength remote managementandoptimisation of individual
    transmitter power levels
  • Tuneable laser technology

 Philippe Morin -- NORTEL NETWORKS 

 14:30 OADM and OXC systems 

  • Network functionality of OADM and OXC
  • Technological problems and alternatives
  • Envisaged evolution and perspectives of new ap_plications 

Uwe Fischer -- SIEMENS 

 15:00 Optical fibres and components 

  • Facing non_linearities and dispersion effects in optical fibres
  • New fibre development and their applications
  • Future development of optical components
  • Optical fibres and components market trend 

Stefano Grieco -- PIRELLI OPTICALTECHNOLOGIES ITALIA 

 15:30 Submarine optical systems 

  • Link design, special fibres and amplifiers
  • The market drivers
  • Major submarine optical deployments and perspectives 

Leigh Frame -- ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS 

 16:00 Afternoon Refreshments 


NETWORK ARCHITECTURES 

CHAIR: Cesare Mossotto (CSELT--TELECOM ITALIA GROUP) 

16:30 Optical transport network architectures 

  • Optical transport network architectures in metro,regional and core segments
  • Opaque and intelligent optical networks
  • Towards the simplification of network architectures
  • Possible evolution trends: ring vs. meshed topologies
  • Giuseppe Ferraris -- CSELT--TELECOM ITALIA GROUP
     

17:00 Optical networking in multi_client networks 

  • Possible clients for optical networking: SDH, IP, ATM, ...
  • Functionality of optical transport layers
  • Optical transport of overhead information: digital wrapper and OSC
  • Optical transport services: status and perspectives
  • Humberto La Roche -- LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES

 17:30 Datacom oriented OTN 

  • Disruptive Technologies Delivering Data over Optical Networks
  • Opportunities for Greenfield Networks
  • Voice and Data Comparisons -- Services, Market Values, Traffic Patterns
  • Radical NewEconomics of Data Oriented Services
  • Evolution of Optical Services
  • Stephen Harbour -- CISCO SYSTEM
  • 18:00 Optical networking in metropolitan networks
  • The market drivers for introducing DWDM in metro networks
  • Comparing DWDM with other capacity en_
  • hancing solutions
  • Technical challenges of deploying OTN in metropolitan areas 

Per O. Andersson -- ERICSSON

 18:30 End of Forum Day One 

 20.30 Conference Dinner 


DayTwo: Friday 6 th October 2000 

IMPLEMENTATION ASPECTS  

CHAIR: Carmelo Basso (ISCTI) 

09:00 Management aspects of OTN 

  • Management alternatives of different network architectures
  • Management integration with other network layers
  • Protection and restoration in optical transport networks
  • Evolution of management: toward full optical transport intelligent networks

 Carlo Tardini &emdash; ALCATEL 

 09:30 Emerging standards for the Optical Transport Networks 

  • Why do we need standards for optical networking
  • Examining the latest development in the OTN
    standardisation in the ITU, ETSI and OIF
  • Analysing the part of the standards that apply
    to equipment and networks
  • How the industry is rising to the challenge of these standards
  • Forecasting future development in standards 

Ghani Abbas -- MARCONI COMMUNICATIONS

 10:00 Impacts of optical networking on access network 

  • Consideration on TLC networks developments
  • Optical networking as the link between public and private networks in the access
  • Market overview

Edoardo Cottino &emdash; SIRTI

10:30 Morning Refreshments

 


 PRESENT AND FUTURE SCENARIOS 

CHAIR: British Telecom name to be confirmed 


11:00 Actual systems and products: a general overview

  • North_American and European scenarios
  • State of the art for systems and products in field
  • State of the art for systems and products in labs 

Stephan Teral &emdash; RHK

11:30 Visions and perspectives on technologies

  • Doped fibres vs. semiconductor technology
  • Passive component technology: silica on silicon or what else?
  • Limits of DWDM technology and envisaged alternatives 

Carlo Giacomo Someda -- UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA 
Giovanni Cancellieri -- UNIVERSITY OF ANCONA

12:00 Visions and perspectives on network architectures 

  • Evolution towards optical packet switching
  • Envisaged optical integration of access network segment 

Giancarlo De Marchis -- FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI

12:30 Lunch Interval

 


FUTURE BROADBAND APPLICATIONS

CHAIR:Maurizio Decina (POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN)

14:00 The new broadband opportunity over a metropolitan
full optical network

  • From traditional voice and Internet services to
    broadband high quality video Internet: a business model
  • A metropolitan full optical network to business and residential customers
  • A full IP technology platform for the delivery of voice, data, Internet and interactive video 

Alberto Trondoli -- E. BISCOM

 14.30 Increase carriers business opportunities throughout a country_wide independent backbone network

  • The bandwidth explosion
  • The emergence of a new model for bandwidth
  • A country_wide independent full optical backbone network
  • Migrating up the wholesale market value chain 

Marco Menesini -- E-VIA 

15:00 Afternoon Refreshments 

15:30 Panel Session 


NETWORK OPERATOR CHOICES: PRESENT AND FUTURE 

CHAIR: Claudio Carrelli (EURESCOM) 

PANELLIST: 

  • Stefano Pileri, TELECOM ITALIA 
    British Telecom name to be confirmed 
    Alberto de Petris, INFOSTRADA 
    Franco Grimaldi, WIND 
    Xavier Maitre, FRANCE TELECOM 
    Ohad Finkelstein, INTEROUTE 
    Werner Weippert, Deutsche Telekom 
    Roberto Begozzi, GLOBAL CROSSING 
    • How to face legacy aspects in the deployment of OTN?
    • Optical bandwidth offer: what new opportunities and challenges?
    • Direct experience: present and future choices
    • Peculiarities in the infrastructure deployment
    • Which architectural choices for OTN (IP/ATM, IP/DWDM, ...)?
    • Leasing of fibres, optical channels, bandwidth: what is more convenient?
    • European scenario: competition of different solutions 

 17:30 General Conclusions 

Salvatore Cardinale -- MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS