Optical networking delivers the distance, bandwidth scalability, resiliency, and manageability that broadband networks require.  

You're invited to watch on-demand as we will review optical networking technology and basics and explain how optical networks solve reachability, survivability, bandwidth growth, and maintenance challenges for broadband services.

Key topics of discussion:

  • What problems do optical networks solve?
  • What are the major piece parts and important vocabulary?
  • What do I have to think about when deploying?
  • Any cool stuff on the market I should be aware of?

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Featured Presenters

  • Sam Lisle

    Sam Lisle

    Business Development Director | Ribbon

    Sam Lisle is the Business Development Director for North America at Ribbon-ECI where he focuses on packet-optical networking technologies and applications. Sam has over two decades of experience in packet-optical networking in a number of roles including Portfolio Management, Marketing, Business Development, and Corporate Strategy. Sam holds several U.S. patents and was instrumental in the definition of three generations of packet-optical platforms. Prior to Ribbon-ECI, Sam served in various senior positions at Fujitsu and on technical staff at Bellcore (now Telcordia). Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Sam and his family live near Dallas, Texas.