mdi (Monitoring Division, Inc.), the leader in real-time network monitoring and intelligence, announced today that it will join three industry leaders on the only SUPERCOMM® panel to address the challenges of migrating carrier networks to 10G, 40G and 100Gbps.
The first 10G network transmissions exhibited previously unknown problems and signal impairments, such as dual pulses associated with PMD, and infrastructure managers had to learn how to deal with them. The panel will show how to tame the uncertainty of migrating to mesh networks and 40/100 Gbps transmission speeds, and will blend past lessons learned and innovative diagnostic solutions (i.e., finding in-situ optical impairments in real-time). Panelists will also discuss the emerging challenge of predicting the lifetime of a fiber network, by posing and answering the question: are we building future networks on a ‘house of cards’, based on fiber that is aging out?
What: Taming the Uncertainty of 10/40/100G Network Migration
When: 10/23/09 from 12:20 PM to 1:05 PM
Who: Glenn Wellbrock, Director of Backbone Network Design at Verizon; Kaveh Hushyar, telecommunications entrepreneur and advisor, former officer and Vice President of Network Planning & Engineering with AT&T; Jim Benson, Head of DWDM Sales, North America with Nokia Siemens Networks; David Wright, President and CEO, mdi.
For more information about SUPERCOMM 2009 conference sessions, please visit the SUPERCOMM2009.com website and access the SUPERCOMM conference tracks. Interviews at SUPERCOMM 2009 can be scheduled with mdi by emailing Olivier.jerphagnon[.]monitoringdivision.com.
mdi (monitoringdivision.com) was created to fill critical gaps in network diagnostics for carriers migrating from SONET to WDM. mdi’s in-service monitoring software is the first to provide real-time insight into new and upgraded fiber networks, and lays the groundwork for smart networks. The company’s tools let telecom systems vendors, carriers and technicians quickly and cost-effectively characterize fiber assets in 10G, 40G and 100G networks, easily find impairments, and continuously manage high-speed networks. Founded in 2007, mdi (Monitoring Division, Inc.) has offices in Sunnyvale, California and Melbourne, Australia.