OFC 2018: Optical Fiber Communication Conference Wrap-Up

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The Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exhibition OFC 2018 was the perfect venue to announce and demonstrate new products and solutions such as photonic integration, hardware disaggregation, and open management of large scale networks. Top industry leaders came together to discuss and debate market trends, optical innovations, business opportunities, and industry shaping technologies. The exhibit hall theaters featured business-focused programming with presentations by industry experts.

Prodea showcased our partnership with global networking equipment leader Coriant and demonstrated the Prodea  IoT Service X-Change™, our carrier-grade IoT Services Platform with ready-to-deploy IoT solutions that deliver real value to service providers and network operators as well as for their clients. Prodea and Coriant personnel explained Prodea’s turnkey eHealth solution to show attendees. This example showed how the IoT Service X-Change can address service provider integration needs while enabling the addition of follow-on services quickly and efficiently — which is vital to achieve rapid monetization of new revenue streams across vertical markets. Coriant and Prodea showed network operators and service providers how the IoT Service Exchange is disrupting the Internet of Things by unleashing an Internet of Services. Prodea’s message of diversification of revenue and increasing ARPU resonated well with the many customers we met at the show.

“Services continue to be THE disruptive technology bringing focus to Service Providers and Network Operators at OFC. Prodea and Coriant are showing how to maximize revenue with services across a breadth of vertical markets. Coriant had one of the busiest booths at OFC and their ‘Sound of Disruption’ message really created a buzz. It’s exciting that Prodea’s new IoT Service X-Change solutions and platform were a core part of that buzz.”— Sundeep Ahluwalia, Sr. Director Field Solutions, Prodea Services, Inc.

OFC attracted the biggest names in the field, offered key networking and partnering opportunities and provided insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC was a one-stop-shop for show attendees.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Coriant for hosting Prodea in their exhibit booth. Our onsite Prodea Team had a great time being part of Coriant’s exhibit and interacting with customers. And finally, a big “thank you” goes out to OFC for hosting the show in San Diego. It was an excellent show!

Conference Facts:

  • 15,500 attendees
  • 65+ countries represented
  • 700+ exhibiting companies
  • Over 850 peer technical sessions