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Informa's Next Generation Optical Awards 2013 shortlist announced

The shortlist for Informa IIR Telecoms’ Next Generation Optical Networking Awards has been announced, with the world leaders in the optical networking sector represented across the board. Informa IIR Telecoms NExt Generation Optical Networking Awards 2013 conference exhibition

The Next Generation Optical Networking Awards will be held as part of a champagne evening reception, hosted by the Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority, at the 15th Annual WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, on Tuesday 18th June. The awards celebrate and recognise innovation and the achievements made by solution providers and service providers in the optical networking industry. The categories and shortlisted organisations are as follows:

Best Optical Product – 100G
ADVA Optical Networking: 100G Metro Solution
Alcatel-Lucent: 1830 PSS
Ciena: GeoMesh
Cisco: 100Gbps CPAK Coherent DWDM Line Card
Huawei: OptiX OSN 9800/8800/6800

Best Optical Equipment – Beyond 100G
Alcatel-Lucent: 1830 PSS
Infinera: DTN-X
ZTE: ZXONE 8000 OTN Beyond 100G Development

Best Optical Component Product – Beyond 100G
Infinera: 500G PIC
Xilinx: OTN 400G Transponder

Best Optical OTN Product
Huawei: OptiX OSN 9800/8800/6800/3800/1800
JDSU: Tunable SFP+

Best Optical ROADM Product
JDSU: TrueFlex® Twin Wavelength Selective Switch
Transmode: TM-Series

Best Next Generation Optical Service Provider
TeliaSonera International Carrier

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The esteemed judges for the awards are the following industry experts:
• Rick Talbot, Senior Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Current Analysis
• Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure, Ovum
• Daryl Inniss, VP and Practice Leader, Components, Ovum
• Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical, Infonetics