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Mobile optical pluggables (MOPA) – solutions, technologies and standardization of optics for 5G

24 February 2021

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

This talk will outline the recent work by 5 leading companies (Ericsson, Nokia, Sumitomo, Lumentum, II-VI) in the initiative called mobile optical pluggables (MOPA). The MOPA initiative has produced a 55-page technical paper outlining all relevant optical solutions for 5G networks. These solutions, called optical blueprints, cover all parts of the 5G network: the low-layer split (aka fronthual), high-layer split, and backhaul, for all relevant distances (2-80 km), and technologies (grey optics, WDM optics, packet multiplexing, PON). Finally, an outlook into future needs and technologies will be made.

About Our Speaker: Stefan Dahlfort, Ericsson Inc.

Stefan DahlfortStefan has worked in the tele­com industry for more than 25 years. He worked at an incumbent telecom operator and founded a start-up before joining Ericsson in 2007 as a manager for fiber to the x research. Having held different management positions in Research and Networks Systems & Technology in the transport area, he is now based in Santa Clara in Silicon Valley as a product development leader. He holds an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in optical networking from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.


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