Mr. Tony Pearson

Senior Director, Business Development, Finisar

Mr. Tony Pearson

Senior Director, Business Development, Finisar

Biography

With over twenty-six years of experience working in the Optics Industry, Tony brings experience in design, operations, sales and marketing of fiber optic components for Telecom and Datacentre buildouts.

Tony currently focuses on the EMEA market, but having been based in both the Europe and the US, managing business on all continents, he aims to deliver global best practices and leveraged solutions to a rapidly growing space with ever increasing demands on bandwidth density, power efficiency and reduced cost per bit.

Topic :

Optical Solutions for 4G LTE Networks and Beyond

The deployment of mobile communications services continues at an accelerated pace around the world, driven by the need to support new, portable subscriber applications with increasing bandwidth demand. These deployments include primarily networks based on 4G LTE technology, with some of the leading service providers already planning the introduction of next-generation 5G networks. Fiber optics plays an increasingly critical role in interconnecting the core to the complex RF elements in these networks, and optical technology continues to innovate to provide backhaul and front-haul solutions which enable a more efficient utilization of the existing fiber network infrastructure. The talk covers some of these available solutions, including DWDM, optical channel tunability and bidirectional modules, to support D-RAN and C-RAN architectures in current 4G LTE deployments and beyond.