Global Optical Architect for Facebook Subsea team, Tim Stuch will be the lead for this great topic.

These papers should cover current and future submarine cables market analysis, trends that have evolved recently or were not there before, building a successful business case, the drivers for new projects and the challenges that are faced when building a new Submarine Cable.

These sessions will cover everything from integrating networks and data centers beyond the beach, the impact of OTT infrastructure and the future of manufacturing.

Additional areas to be covered include:

  • Next steps for capacity and network technology
  • System lifetime
  • Avoiding bottlenecks in capacity or routes
  • Future role of traditional operators
  • Software API

I’m looking forward to coordinating review of submissions for the Networks of the Future section of SubOptic 2019.  Technology advances and a changing purchaser base have transformed the submarine cable market place.  New innovations will continue to reshape what networks look like, how and where they are built, and who operates them.  This section explores many avenues to help picture the Networks of the Future.  What new tools for supervision, data gathering, and analysis will emerge and how will they change the operational environment?  How will advances in manufacturing, materials, and reliability change system designs, useful lifetimes, and operational models?  Will the role of the PTT and OTT evolve or change?  These topics and others will help define the Networks of the Future.

– Tim Stuch, Global Optical Architect

Papers Vice Chair, Networks of the Future
Tim Stuch, Global Optical Architect

Tim Stuch is a Global Optical Architect for Facebook where he is part of the Subsea team. Currently he is working on pushing the envelope forward in the subsea space to help people and communities around the world connect. Working on subsea for the last 10 years, Tim has been designing, deploying, and operating IP and transport networks for 20 years with companies like Bay Networks, Nortel, Ciena, and Microsoft. Tim received his B.S. Physics from Guilford College and his Physics Ph.D. from the University of Denver.