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Sander Jansen leads fiber sensing symposium at OFC 2024

Session will examine real-world applications and potential “killer apps” for large-scale deployments

  • Speakers: Sander Jansen, VP and GM, infrastructure monitoring, Adtran (organizer); Ezra Ip, senior researcher, NEC (organizer); Jeremie Renaudier, research department head, Bell Labs, Nokia (organizer); Paul Dickinson, director, business development, Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA); Andrew Lord, senior manager, optical research, BT; Yoshifumi Wakisaka, NTT; Glenn Wellbrock, director, Verizon; Michael Morgan, senior regulatory specialist, Exelon; Lee Kang-Kuen, professor of practice (transportation), Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Paul Westbrook, technical manager, OFS
  • Topics: Embracing fiber sensing: What’s the killer app for large-scale deployments? 
  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. PT
  • Where: OFC, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA 

Fiber sensing technology has transformed telecommunication networks worldwide, offering advancements in network efficiency and real-time anomaly detection. Yet, despite its potential, its adoption on a large scale has been slow, prompting inquiries into the “killer apps” that could encourage broader usage and demonstrate its value in enhancing network operations and security.

In this symposium, Sander Jansen and a panel of industry experts will delve into the practical applications of fiber sensing within global telecom networks, discussing deployment best practices, AI and ML integration, and economic implications. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of fiber sensing’s potential and strategies for its implementation.