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26 avril 2018

Optimizing performance in high speed networks

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.

Helen Xenos

Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena

Helen Xenos is Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing at Ciena. She is responsible for introducing Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions and technologies to market, including Ciena’s industry leading WaveLogic high-capacity coherent DWDM solutions, to both internal and external audiences.   

In Ms. Xenos’ 24 years in the telecommunications industry, she has held a variety of positions that have included product management for the optical and packet optical portfolio, customer program management, systems engineering and manufacturing test engineering. Ms. Xenos joined Ciena from the Nortel Networks' Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) acquisition.

Ms. Xenos holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal.

Fast, reliable and error-free 100G/200G/400G backbone and metro networks are a key ingredient to deliver bandwidth-hungry services such 4G/5G mobile connectivity, fiber to the home (FTTH) or Remote PHY (for cable operators). This drives service providers to push fiber networks to the maximum by using a variety of technologies (new modulation formats, flexible grid photonic layer, higher baud modems), without increasing network outage probability. In this webinar, Ciena, a leading provider of telecommunications equipment, and EXFO, a well-established supplier of test and measurement systems, join forces to discuss how to optimize a high speed network and maximize its uptime. Topics covered will include an overview of technologies that enable improvements in spectral efficiency, networking implications of higher capacity systems, and techniques such as optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) measurements of 100G+ signals that can be used to proactively ensure optimal system performance.