The inaugural Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School took place from 4 August 2019 - 10 August 2019 in Finland! During this summer school program, speakers from Google, Facebook, Subcom, Alcatel Submarine Networks, NEC and more worked with attendees to help them understand and prepare to work on solutions for the challenges ahead in the field of Subsea Optical Fiber Communications. With ninety nine percent of all international data traffic traveling through the 1.2 million km of subsea optical fiber in use today, and data traffic set to double in the next three years, the school was an exciting and timely event. To view photos of the 2019 Subsea OFC International Summer School, visit our photos page. If you would like to download lecture slides, please click here.


*Stay tuned for information about the next Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School in 2021!

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School Committee Chairs

Valey Kamalov

Google, USA

José Chesnoy

Paris, France

Yuri Svirko

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Local Organizing Committee Chair