Budgeting your link losses still

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM IST / 3:00 PM London


Data consumption is increasing at the speed of light, therefore, data transmission needs to catch up as well. Optical fibre is expanding its reach and is a key enabler of the upcoming 5G technologies that would require a rock-solid foundation. However, at a time when connectivity demands are rising, fibre needs to achieve much more:

  • Geographical expansion into the deeper pockets of a city requires fibre to undergo several bends and turns
  • To suffice the need for higher bit rates, fibre needs to function at next generation PONs working at higher wavelengths
  • Sheer scale of fiberisation requires deskilling of field termination
  • All this needs to be achieved with optimized optical power budgets, at lower costs and with enhanced deployment speed

Overall, hyper-scale fiber roll-outs mean lots of bends with more semiskilled people dealing with them, especially at a time when faster time-to-market is non-negotiable. How will you keep on top of these things in an age where you need to act quickly? Join the webinar to get your answers. The webinar would discuss the following:

  • Circumventing challenges related to fibre bends due to network expansion to deeper parts of cities
  • Tackling the deployment challenges and reducing costs by expanding the scope for cable and passive ancillary miniaturization
  • Reducing the dependency on skilled manpower during deployment at accelerated schedules
  • Optical Tech innovations that protect your network against harsh Indian operational conditions resulting in increased life time


Jitendra Balakrishnan

CTO- Connectivity Solutions

Dr. Jitendra Balakrishnan is a technology executive with nearly two decades of experience in research & development, manufacturing, business development, and leadership of technology organizations.

Currently, Jitendra is the Chief Technology Officer – Connectivity Solutions at Sterlite Technologies Limited. Technology innovation is at the heart of Sterlite’s mission to design, build and manage smarter networks. Jitendra is driving an expansion of Sterlite’s R&D in telecom products, is developing a long-term vision and roadmap for the technology unit, and is integrating it with other functions within the company. Previously, Jitendra was Research Director – Innovation & Technology – Emerging Markets at Corning Incorporated. In this position, he founded and established Corning’s R&D operations in India, which became Corning Research Center India.