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Making 100G Optical Economical for the Metro

  • July 24, 2013

Jean-Sébastien Tassé

Product Manager

Jean-Sébastien Tassé has more than 13 years of experience in sales and marketing in the high-tech sector. He currently holds the position of Product Line Manager in EXFO’s optical business unit, where he oversees the business strategy, roadmap and launch strategy of the optical spectrum analyzer and dispersion product lines. At EXFO, he is also business development manager for the market segments of submarine networks and fronthaul/backhaul networks (optical products). He began his career as Sales Engineer for Gentec Electro-Optics, where he was responsible for direct and channel sales in specific regions in the Americas, Asia and Europe. As Business Development Manager for the Thin Film Research Laboratory at the École Polytechnique de Montréal/University of Montreal, he was instrumental in delivering revenue growth in analytical services for companies. Jean-Sébastien holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (optics) from Université Laval, in Québec City, Canada.

Operators are deploying coherent 100G optical technology in their core networks to reap the benefits of higher capacity, longer reach, easier management and lower costs. Until recently, though, economical 100G technology did not exist for the metro, where space limitations require scalable, smaller-size and lower-power solutions. This webinar examines new technologies and approaches to cost-effectively deploying and testing 100G in metro applications, as well as 100G metro network rollout scenarios.