ECOC 2016 Keynotes 

Keynote Presentations on Monday, September 19, 2016 

 Monday, September 19, 2016


Room 1

Welcome and Opening from the General Conference  Chairs

Matthias Berger, Nokia, Nuremberg
Ronald Freund, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin


Room 1

„Optical Communication – Building the basis for best Customer Experience”

Dr. Bruno Jacobfeuerborn
CTO of Deutsche Telekom AG and VDE President





Abstract:The new integrated telecommunications standard 5G will enable communication in real time that is available anywhere and anytime. It will efficiently associate 50 billion "things" and billions of customers, while creating various revolutionary use cases from autonomous driving to ultra HD Virtual Reality applications. Therefore, our industry is facing a tremendous demand regarding bandwidth and latency, that can only be met if we bring two things closer to the customer: the intelligence of the network and fiber lines.
To accelerate the extension of the fiber network and increase the cost efficiency, Deutsche Telekom is driving new cheaper alternatives to standard civil engineering. The aim is to create a portfolio of various installation techniques that can be combined and implemented in the most efficient manner, in consideration of the local basic conditions and customer needs.   

As an integrated operator, Deutsche Telekom is well positioned to incorporate the demands of different customer segments into a joint and integrated fiber target architecture. Although boundaries between fixed and mobile access dissolve more and more, a strong fiber-based network will always remain the fundament of providing sustainable telecommunication Services.

    Bruno Jacobfeuerborn: Director of Technology Telekom Deutschland GmbH and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been Director of Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH since April 2010. In addition, he is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG, a position he has been holding since February 2012.
Since 1989, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has held various managing positions at Deutsche Telekom AG. From 2002 to 2007, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn was a member of the management team in his capacity as Managing Director of Technology, IT, Procurement and, until 2004, Customer Service at T-Mobile Netherlands in The Hague. At the same time, he headed the International Service Management unit at T-Mobile International. Subsequently, he was a member of the management team and Managing Director of Technology, IT and Procurement at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa in Warsaw until June 30, 2009. Since July 1, 2009, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been responsible for Technology (both mobile and fixed network) in Germany.


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Transport Network Transformation and Technology Prospect

Jeffrey Gao
President, Transmission Network Product Line, Fixed Network Product Line
Huawei Technologies




Abstract:What is main challenge to transport network brought by new service traffic, such as 4K/8K, 5G and cloud service?
How carriers work on their network architecture evolution driven by 3 main factors including new services, new technologies and cost reduction?
Huawei’s understanding and strategy on network transformation and latest technologies to face these challenges and fit for the evolution requirement will be discussed.


Since January 2015, Mr. Gao is the president of Transmission Network Product Line.
From February 2011 to 2014, he was the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei Western Europe Region. From year 2008 to 2011, he was the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei Fixed Network Business Unit. Jeffrey Gao has lead the innovation cooperation project between VDF and Huawei since 2008, and there are many success case include BBNS, IP MW and PTN project.
From year 2003 to 2008, Mr. Gao was the head of Huawei Datacom PLM, after joined in Huawei Technologies in 1997 Mr. Gao was working in Optical Transport area until 2003, Mr. Gao was aslo one of the winners of National Science and Technology Achievement Award of China in 2001 and 2002 respectively.


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Optical Communication in Space

Dr. Erich Auer
TETS, Head of System Engineering, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co.KG, Backnang





Abstract: The keynote will give an overview on space communication in general and focus specifically on optical communication in space. Today´s spacecom is still dominated by radio transmission in all applicable and regulated frequency bands. Optical communication in space opens virtually unlimited capacities without regulations. Comparisons between radio and optical communication in space will be given. The current status of optical communication in space will be outlined, giving some examples of what has already been implemented and demonstrated. An overview of the features and technologies of laser communication terminals for space will be presented. The keynote will conclude with an outlook on future applications of optical communication in space and on the needs for future, space proven technologies in this field.

    Dr. Erich Auer is an Electrical Engineer graduated and did his PhD at the University of Stuttgart. He works since April 2009 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for TESAT-Spacecom, a 100% daughter company of Airbus Defence & Space GmbH. TESAT, located in Backnang/Germany, is one of the leading suppliers of space communication payload equipment for satellites. From 2006 to 2009 he worked for Ericsson as Head of the Fixed Wireless R&D Engineering Germany. In the time frame from 2000 to 2006 he held the position as Head of the R&D Organisation of Marconi Communications in Backnang/Germany. In the years from 1995 to 2000 he was with Bosch Telecom as Head of the R&D Microwave Radio Systems and from 1988 to 1995 he worked for ANT Communications as Division Head in the field of Space Communication. He is married and has  two adult daughters.


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From scaling disparities to integrated parallelism: A decathlon for a decade

Peter J. Winzer
Director, Optical Subsystems Research, Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ





Abstract: The evolution of network traffic and communication technologies over the past 10+ years and their projections into the coming 10+ years reveal increasingly pronounced scaling disparities between traffic demands, routing capabilities, interface rates, and system capacities. Within a decade, we expect the need for 10+ Terabit/s transponders working over Petabit/s systems and networks. We discuss 10 technology paths to move our industry towards these bold goals.


Peter J. Winzer received his Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, where he worked on space-borne lidar and laser communications for the European Space Agency. At Bell Labs since 2000, he has focused on many aspects of fiber-optic communications, including advanced optical modulation multiplexing, and detection. He has contributed to several high-speed optical transmission records from 100 Gb/s to 1 Tb/s and has been promoting spatial multiplexing to overcome the optical networks capacity crunch. He has widely published and patented and is actively involved with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America (OSA), including service as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Program Chair of ECOC 2009, and Program/General Chair of OFC 2015/17. Dr. Winzer is a Bell Labs Fellow, a Fellow of the IEEE and the OSA, and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher


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