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Fiber for Breakfast 2023 Week 14: The Terabit Edge

Join us for Fiber for Breakfast with Stephen Alexander, CTO at Ciena. Continued advances in DWDM and Coherent Optical Systems have allowed over a 100X improvement in the amount of information that can be carried over optical fiber. Total capacities of 30, 50 and even 60 Tb/s are now routinely designed into long-haul networks. System size and power consumption are much reduced, and these same technologies are now being applied to regional and local networks. This Terabit Edge will be one of the key enablers delivering the high-bandwidth low-latency services needed for our long sought-for work, learn, play anything-from-anywhere digital experience.

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Stephen Alexander is currently Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. From 1982 until joining Ciena in 1994, he was Assistant Leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow and is a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS). He has served as a member of them FCC Technological Advisory Council and is Chairman of the Long-range Planning committee for the Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (OFC.) Mr. Alexander is an Electrical Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been granted 23 patents and has authored a text on Optical Communication Receiver Design as well as numerous conference presentations and journal articles.