28–29 September 2021  ·  Singapore Standard Time (SGT)

IP Optical convergence – impact of 400G ZR

In this session, we cover the use cases for 400G in a variety of network types – access, metro-aggregation, regional core, high performance, and long-haul core. We highlight the application-specific pluggable optics Nokia offers and the impact network architecture and performance requirements have on the choice of 400G optics.


Paresh Khatri CTO, IP Networks Division, APAC, Nokia

Paresh Khatri is the CTO for the IP and Optical Networks Business Group for Nokia Corporation in APAC.  In this role, Paresh is responsible for formulating platform and architecture strategies to meet the varied demands of operators in the Asia-Pacific region.  He has been responsible for architectural design for the largest IP transformation projects in the region, and is now working closely with service providers as they address the growing demand for scale and new services that will be enabled by the evolution to 5G

Paresh’s areas of expertise include the entire range of IP/MPLS technologies and applications, from the network core to the access network.  His current areas of interest include 5G transport, network virtualisation and SDNs.

Paresh has more than 24 years of experience with both service providers and vendors in building carrier-grade IP/MPLS networks, including the largest IP NGN transformation project ever undertaken in Australia.

Paresh is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the APAC region and also actively participates in a number of telecommunications industry standards bodies.

Paresh holds a Bachelors of Electronic Systems Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Queensland University of Technology.