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Conference Program 2018-03-15T12:43:03+00:00


Papers sessions at the conference have been broken into 8 categories and range from environmental to future considerations for technology, equipment and service. With a variety of topics, the conference appeals to every professional and academic in the submarine telecommunications industry. Submission guidelines and deadlines for papers will be available in April 2018.

Networks of the Future – Tim Stuch, Facebook

Wet Technology – Olivier Gautheron, ASN

Dry Technology – Yoshihisa Inada, NEC

Marine Advancements – Ana Chamon, TE SubCom

Regulatory, Legal & Security – Kent Bressie, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Commercial and Funding – Bernard Logan, MainOne Cable

Global Citizen – Nicole Starosielski, New York University

Oil & Gas, Special Markets – Denise Toombs, ERM

Master Classes will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 and include a variety of topics presented by the industry’s top experts.

Principles of Offshore Oil & Gas Submarine Telecoms

Open Submarine Networks

Advancements in Marine Installation and Maintenance

Wet Plant Design and Qualification

Updates to Transmission Technology

Legal, Regulatory and Commercial Requirements For New Build Cable Systems



A snapshot of the SubOptic 2016 Poster Session.

SubOptic Association is developing an outstanding poster session with maximized author visibility. The session will discuss today’s technical and business issues alongside the future’s disruptive trends impacting the submarine fiber industry. Submission guidelines and deadlines will be available in April 2018.





SubOptic Association is securing the industry’s top speakers from leading companies to present the latest developments in telecommunications.

Opening remarks speakers:

  • Yves Ruggeri, President of the SubOptic Association

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gary Smith, CEO of Ciena
  • More to come!|




Submarine Telecoms Forum will present awards for outstanding content presented at SubOptic 2019.  Awards include:

  • SubOptic 2019 Best Paper Presentation Award – Presented to a paper presenter for their innovative SubOptic paper presentation
  • SubOptic 2019 Best Oral Presentation Award – Presented to a paper presenter for their innovative SubOptic oral presentation

An exciting conference is being prepared for SubOptic 2019 where the theme will reflect the changing times in the submarine telecommunication industry. The new program will encompass the latest developments in software and hardware technologies, architectures, and ways to fund and deploy subsea communications networks. The wheels are already in motion to make SubOptic 2019 an exciting, progressive and memorable Conference.”

Stuart Barnes, Xtera
SubOptic 2019 Program Chair

All information about the program is subject to change as the conference continues to develop.