The ‘Dry Technology’ topic will be reviewed and overseen by Yoshihisa Inada, NEC. Sessions will provide a comprehensive look at cutting edge software techniques/practices used in more efficiently managing networks such as SDN, increased efficiency of transmission equipment and terrestrial security at the landing site.

Additional areas to be covered include:

  • Disaggregation to maximize the efficiency of cable capacity
  • Equipment compatibility
  • Spectrum sharing
  • PFEs of the future
  • Network management

This topic covers all the major aspects of the dry plant technologies in submarine networks: from transponders to Power feeding equipment or submarine line monitoring. In recent times, new modulation formats have been proposed to achieve transmission performance that closes the gap to the Shannon limit, which can change the way we look at system upgradability in the future. Also, the advent of open cables has brought innovation to the way that submarine lines interface with transponders. Finally, aspects like line monitoring or Power feeding equipment must be updated as the systems become more intelligent and adaptive. SubOptic 2019 will be certainly an exciting opportunity to explore the innovations that R&D has brought the terminal equipment of submarine networks.

– Yoshihisa Inada, Senior Manager at Submarine Network Division

Yoshihisa Inada, Senior Manager at Submarine Network Division, NEC

Papers Vice Chair, Dry Technology
Yoshihisa Inada, Senior Manager at Submarine Network Division

Mr. Yoshihisa Inada is Senior Manager at Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation. He is currently the head of SLTE development group. Working in the submarine industry for the past 18 years, he has made significant contributions to the development of submarine cable transmission systems and relevant advanced products, from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s and beyond. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Communication engineering from Osaka University in 1996 and 1998, respectively.