A new 800G MSA for datacenter connectivity, and multi-wavelength solutions for wireless fronthaul dominated discussions at CIOE 2019


With more than 30,000 attendees, CIOE is the largest conference with its main focus on the optical communications industry. The event is moving into a larger venue in Shenzhen next year to accommodate the growing crowds. The show floor looked like a busy airport this year and long lines at security checkpoints completed the airport experience. The organizers did a good job as usual so all the “flights” were on schedule. Attending presentations remains challenging for foreigners not fluent in Chinese, in sharp contrast with OptiNet China, which offers an excellent simultaneous translation.

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