Politecnico di Torino - Room 12D

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:00 to 13:00

Design and implementation of high capacity photonic backbones

The seminar will be given by Marco Schiano, of Telecom Italia Labs. This presentation offers a survey of wavelength switching technologies and  coherent transmission systems including the next generation systems based on flexible optical spectrum organization. The benefits of these technologies applied to the new Telecom Italia photonic backbone Kaleidon are also described.


Marco Schiano is a Project Manager of optical communications innovation projects with 20 year experience in optical fibers, transmission systems, and transport networks. After having managed a small company, he has moved to TILAB (formerly CSELT), the research center of Telecom Italia, working on the innovation of domestic and international optical networks. He has participated in optical fibers standardization activities of ITU-T, and in several research projects funded by the European Commission, playing the role of Project Coordinator in NOBEL and NOBEL phase 2 projects. In 2007 he earned the Project Management Professional certification from Project Management Institute. In 2010 he co-chaired the Technical Program Committee of ECOC 2010, the European Conference on Optical Communications. He is co-author of 5 patents and more than 40 publications