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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Tutorial: Optics
Meeting: Road14
Date / Time: 2017-01-15 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room: Pacific 3&4
Presenters: Speakers:

Richard Steenbergen, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, PacketFabric

Richard Steenbergen is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of PacketFabric, a next-generation Network-as-a-Service interconnection and transport solutions provider. Prior to starting PacketFabric, Richard served as CTO of GTT Communications, a leading global IP/MPLS backbone and Tier 1 network operator in over 80 countries. Richard was also the founder and CTO of nLayer Communications for 11 years, served as a Sr Network Architect for various large NSPs, and served as a Sr Software Engineer helping developed advanced optimized routing techniques. Richard has been attending NANOG since 1999, and is a frequent speaker and contributor.
Abstract: Everything you ever wanted to know about optical networking but were afraid to ask. Example topics include: * How fiber works (the basics, fiber types and limitations, etc) * Working with optics (choosing the right type, designing optical networks, etc) * Optical power (understanding dBm, loss, using light meters, etc) * DWDM (how it works, muxes, oadms, amps, etc) * Dispersion (what is it, why do we care, how do we fix it) * Optical Myths (can I hurt myself looking into fiber, can I overload my optic)
Files: pdfOptics(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

Back to Road14 agenda.

Road14 Abstracts

  • Welcome & Introductions
    L Sean Kennedy, NANOG PC Chair and Director of Network Engineering, XO Communications;
  • Optics
    Richard Steenbergen, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, PacketFabric;
  • Traceroute
    Dani Roisman, NANOG PC Vice Chair, and Vice President of Network Operations, SoftLayer Technologies;


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