BICSI has rescheduled the 2020 BICSI Europe, Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition in Dubai from 13-15 April to 6-8 September 2020.
Some people may have stayed home for this year’s OFC Conference, but optical innovation continued. This webcast will cover some of the major technologies and technical discussions originally planned for the OFC 2020 show floor. Insights from Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy and a panel of industry experts will help fill the knowledge gaps changes in travel plans may have created.
OFC 2020 began yesterday, despite California declaring a state of emergency and cancellations among exhibit hall and conference participants. In response to the growing concerns over the spread out of the Coronavirus the OFC Steering Committee and Program and General Chairs are using infrastructure enabled by the OFC community to allow for virtual technical participation by the international community that has been impacted by the Coronavirus. Details on health and safety measures that have been implemented in response to the Coronavirus can be found here.
While we won’t know the coronavirus’ effects on the overall nature of work for some time, industry events are already feeling the impact. Officials are canceling, postponing, or converting tech events to virtual conferences…leaving show organizers, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors scrambling to make alternative plans. Companies are also instituting travel restrictions for employees. This article includes a list of the events that have been called off, pushed back, changed format, or are being held as scheduled.
Bandwidth demands continue to increase for data center operators, both within facilities and between them. The articles in this On Topic ebook look at current data center network requirements and some of the options data center network operators have to meet them.
Ciena and Lumentum are pulling out of OFC due to concerns regarding the . COVID-19 coronavirus. Show organizers say they still plan to hold the event as scheduled March 8-12 in San Diego.
OFC will feature multivendor interoperability demonstrations of the products and solutions enabling next-generation infrastructure. Technologies featured in the demos include: 400ZR, 400G Open ZR+, OpenROADM, Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE, IC-TROSA, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), 25GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE and 400G on-board optical modules.
Congratulations Ashley Kellison, Network Engineer II and Adjunct Instructor Network Technology at Ozarks Technical Community College for winning 1st place for Installer 1 & copper cable terminations/Firestopping and Bonding & Grounding! Ashley was Women In BICSI’s 6th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge competitor. And thank you to our major sponsor Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, represented by Mary Adams, Applications Engineer, and our Scholarship Program Manager Cyndi Garrison of Five Points Infrastructure Services, a long-time sponsor and supporter of Women In BICSI.
Siemon has released its new WheelHouse® Interactive Data Center Guide, designed to make it easy for data center owners and operators to identify Siemon solutions for solving common data center challenges. The Guide is a visually appealing, easy-to-use web-based and mobile-friendly platform that guides users through a data center space where they can select from the key challenges facing managed service providers (MSPs) and other owners and operators.
The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. After coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the show, has now canceled it. It comes after more than a week of exhibitors and companies pulling out of MWC.