25 January 2021 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Commercial Challenges for Photonics as 5G Booms (in cooperation with COBO & EA)
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Broadband services at gigabit rates to local destinations, larger areas served at frequencies below 6 GHz, low latency services for local and large datacenters and connections for Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles will require new photonic devices able to fulfil the requirements to satisfy social demand for higher data rates. This meeting will focus on the needs of the service providers of 5G technologies for new optical technologies such as free-space optical communications, LIFI, fiber based cellular backhaul and integrated optics for increasing port densities and high-speed optics.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


Mark has over three decades of experience in the telecom and data com market. With an intense concentration on primary research, Mark has been a consultant to some of the largest telecom companies in the world involving chips to full systems.

Principal at fibeReality

Senior Manager, optical networks and quantum research at BT.
Main interest areas – flexgrid transmission, multilayer networks, quantum communications, software defined transport networks.

Senior Manager of Optical Research at BT

Jim proposes cutting-edge research projects as principal investigator in the area of next-generation optical access and 5G mobile networks, focusing on the optical backbone design and system prototyping.

Principal Engineer Advanced Technology at ADVA

Fabio co-authored 125 filed patent applications and more than 50 publications on optical networks. In 20 years of professional experience his activity encompassed radio and fixed fiber access, WDM systems, ultra-high speed optical transmission, and integrated photonics.

Member of the CEN-CLC Focus Group on Quantum Technologies at Ericsson

Solving daily problems with basic tools led him to become an engineer. Francisco developed associative work with Youth Science Association that taught him the skills for being a team and project manager and a science communicator which are his major passions.

CEO at PICadvanced

François joined EXFO in 2015 and he is involved in driving to market innovative optical solutions that help customers overcome challenges to test better and smarter.

Product Line Manager at EXFO
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