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Recent Fiber, Cable and Hardware Updates Affecting Data Center Designs

This presentation will cover developments in these product areas and how these will be affecting DC’s for years to come. Register now!

This event was originally held on November 28, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
1 Hour

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Ongoing developments in the worlds of optical fibers, the methods of connecting them, the cables that transport them, and the housings that protect and provide appropriate access to them, are constantly evolving to be more efficient and to better meet the ever-demanding needs of Data Center customers.

In this presentation we will cover developments in these product areas and how these will be affecting DC’s for years to come.

Attendees will learn:

  • Developments in fiber and subsequent cabling designs that are impacting Data Center and Enterprise Network designs and efficiency
  • Developments in fiber connectors that are providing for higher densities in panels and cabinets
  • Developments in hardware that are taking advantage of the above to further reduce costs and space needed


Greg Pierce
Senior Product Manager – Data Center Hardware
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Greg Pierce is the Product Manager for Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s 4th Level® Enterprise and Data Center Products. Greg has 30+ years of experience in the industry and is based at Sumitomo Electric Lightwave's facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. When he’s not working, you can usually find Greg golfing, grilling, guitaring and/or following the Wolfpack and Chiefs!
Moderator: Joe Gillard
Executive Editor
ISE Magazine

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

Sponsored by:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) creates advanced optical fiber solutions for the future of communication networks. We are at the forefront of the connected world - always innovating and empowering our customers through technology. Our fiber optic products, services, and training play a critical role in the network operations of some of the largest companies in the world. Through dedicated research and continuous focus on customer needs, SEL simplifies network complexity, while improving performance and cost savings.