Introduction of pluggable 400G coherent optics, what does it mean for you?

System vendors have already released products that support Coherent Standard 100G/200G/400G as well as 400G ZR/ZR+. We expect OIF 400G ZR and OpenZR+ support roll-out during 2021. Competition between Traditional 400G Coherent and 400G ZR/ZR+ Coherent Pluggable is expected. Will system vendors block OIF 400ZR and OpenZR+ 3rd party transceivers? Will OIF and OpenZR+ be a game changer?


Jul 30 2021


1:10 PM - 1:40 PM


  • Keith Chan
    Keith Chan
    Independent Consultant, Go SD-X

    Keith is an Independent Consultant at Go SD-X who markets its optical networking solutions in the APAC region. Prior to Go SD-X, he was an experienced Sales and Services leader who was the Business Development Director of Packet Optical Networking Solution (APAC) at Juniper and Service & Solution Director at Coriant/Tellabs. He used to be based in Hong Kong and Sydney and he is currently based in Singapore.

  • Kent Lidström
    Kent Lidström
    CTO, Smartoptics

    Kent is the CTO at Smartoptics, in this role he leads the strategical development of the company’s product portfolio. Kent previously held various positions at Transmode and Infinera including a 4-year assignment in the USA where he worked as the director of sales engineering. Prior to this Kent held several positions with different R&D organizations, focusing on hardware development.