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European conference on Networks and Optical Communications

A European conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC'96, will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, on 25-28 June 1996.

The aim of the conference is to promote new ideas and discuss key issues in the development and exploitation of technology for networks and optica...

25 June 1996 - 25 June 1996
Germany

A European conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC'96, will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, on 25-28 June 1996.

The aim of the conference is to promote new ideas and discuss key issues in the development and exploitation of technology for networks and optical communications. Scientists, development engineers and manufacturers will present their latest designs, results, prospects and products. Users, network operators, and planners of new systems and services will explain their latest requirements, and future plans.

This year's conference will comprise three parallel sessions focusing on:

- Broadband superhighway:
New broadband services, which depend upon state-of-the-art technology, will drive investment in broadband fibre optic networks. The next ten years will see rapid growth in fibre optic systems with development of a fibre superhighway. This special theme will explore the impact of emerging broadband services and technology, on fibre systems design and deployment of the superhighway;

- ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) networks and LANs:
Multi-media networks based on ATM/LAN technology can provide integrated transmission of voice data and visual information direct to the workstation. Such networks are of strategic importance to organizations which depend upon electronic transactions. The smooth operation of these networks is, therefore, of critical importance. The aim of this special theme is to investigate the state of corporate networks and provide a view of how emerging new technology will improve communications efficiency;

- Technology and infrastructure:
Although almost unlimited capacity is available on fibre, the technology is only acceptable for transmission if it also meets cost and reliability requirements. Fibre has already proved itself in submarine and core network applications. The aim of this theme is to show how the cost of the technology and its installation can be reduced to a level which is affordable to us as end-users so that we can all benefit from new services on a reliable network with capacity for the future.

A supporting programme will, in addition, offer short courses, an exhibition and industrial visits. The event is aimed at professionals from leading telephone companies, private network operators, cable companies and system manufacturers.
For further information, please contact:

NOC'96 Secretariat
c/o AKM
Clarastrasse 57
PO Box 6
CH-4005 Basel
Fax +41-61-6918189
E-mail: akm@thing.de