A small step
towards big networks

17 October 2023 | A conference for telecom and data centre specialists.

Brace up!

Brace up for cosmic speeds.

The network industry is reaching out into space, but before satellite telecommunications become common, fibre-optic systems still have a lot to offer. What’s our priority today? Not just greater data capacities, but also energy savings. These issues will be in the spotlight during the 16th Days of Light conference. We will discuss network technologies and business problems in the context of the market, and analyse current industry challenges in a panel discussion with experts representing the largest telecom operators and data centres.

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Explore the potential of your network.

Meet telecom industry experts and managers. Expand your horizons to meet the challenges your networks are likely to face in the future. The 16th Days of Light conference is a meeting for all professionals fascinated by new telecom technologies and their possible business applications – a great opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about new industry developments.

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Meet the speakers
Why is it worth it?

Networks all the way to the horizon.

Join the 16th Days of Light to meet our telecom and data centre specialists: network engineers, network admins, planners, technical directors and decision-makers. Weigh in during a panel debate among experts from the largest data centres and telecom operators. Travel to the farthest ends of the network!

#Network technologies
A galaxy of effective solutions

Find out how to use advanced technologies in practice to multiply the potential of your infrastructure. We will introduce you to safe and effective optical transmission solutions, as well as LAN and Wi-Fi networks, and throw in useful examples of good practices, frequent challenges and inspiring case studies.

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Fly into outer space!

The first manned flight to the moon in more than half a century is scheduled to take off in November 2024. Before it does, the latest technologies will give us a chance to feel like part of the crew and live through an inspiring interplanetary experience at the 16th Days of Light. Relax in space and have fun!

Freedom Salumanus Crew

Carefully selected experts in optical networks and transmission systems with impressive experience in network missions. They won’t let you down!

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Meet the speakers

Independence DCN Europe Crew

Battled-tested experts with field experience fighting for stable and secure LAN and Wi-Fi 6 networks. Working at the speed of light, they bend spacetime and make the impossible happen. They love sharing their knowledge and experience.

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Meet the speakers

demo zone


Touch and try out all the new technologies we talk about at our network equipment booths during coffee breaks.



We know a lot about networks and love talking about them, but we are also good listeners. We are at your service during 16th Days of Light!. Ask us anything – we’re waiting for you :)

Mission: Transmission. 3, 2, 1 – off we go!
Mission: Transmission. 3, 2, 1 – off we go!
Mission: Transmission. 3, 2, 1 – off we go!
Mission: Transmission. 3, 2, 1 – off we go!



At the core of any conference are the people who attend it, including its speakers and visitors. The Days of Light always attract outstanding network experts. Join us and expand your professional network!

Business and technology


Content has always been our strongest suit. We will talk about optical systems, including the IpoDWDM technology and the O-Band, and how to optimise transmission cost and energy. LAN topics will take us closer to issues such as Managed Wi-Fi, Cloud Management and how to deploy new equipment in the network.

Knowledge you can apply in business.


16:00 - 16:30
Kahoot! | Q&A session
15:30 - 16:00
A suborbital rocket or a flight to the moon? Which xWDM technology will be best for you?
J. Kolasiak | Ł. Sukiennik

What to choose: CWDM, DWDM, or O-Band? Requirements, design, construction, launch. Transmission networks are not rocket science! Small rockets can take single, light satellites to low orbits. Large rockets can tackle greater quantities, weights and distances. Everything depends on your system requirements and economic resources. This analogy applies perfectly to building optical transmission systems based on wave multiplexing. Our space engineers, or rather wavelength engineers, will tell you which technology, CWDM, DWDM, or O-Band, will get you the best results for which edge conditions.

15:00 - 15.30
Does every WATT count? The impact of optical modules on energy demand
A. Wojnar | Ł. Bogdanik

Does it feel like the powers are not on your side? Do you regularly lose sleep over growing energy demand in your server rooms? Do you feel anxious or insecure because of new climate regulations? We will help you fly over to the light side! You will see examples of gradual and revolutionary solutions to cut your energy costs with GBC Photonic’s optical modules.

14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
13:45- 14:30
PANEL - Customer expectations vs. operator challenges - what does the future of the last mile look like? Innovation or maintaining old infrastructures in the 5G era? The challenges of interoperability in a multi-vendor world.
Kamil Schild, Paweł Śmiechowski, Bartłomiej Zaremba, Piotr Karny, Jarosław Gorczowski, Marcin Bała
12:45 - 13:45
Kahoot! | Lunch break
12:15 - 12:45
Cloud Management in the operator’s private cloud. Can this make sense?
J. Gorczowski

What is the behaviour of business clients like today? What are the current trends in the market and how to tap them to target end clients? Operator branding in a “private cloud” is a way to build your image, boost brand awareness, and consolidate services.

12:15 - 12:45
SRD 5.0 – what can the latest version do for you?
A. Wojnar | M. Owca

After five years and four GBC Photonics SRD generations, the time has come to launch the latest, fifth version of the SRD rocket. Expect some revolutionary updates! The environment will now be much easier to use, supporting next-generation modules and full system mobility. The new version was created in cooperation with young designers and UX specialists. Find out why SRD is at the very core of the true, universal optical module brought to you by GBC Photonics.

11:45 - 12:15
Kahoot! | Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45
New network equipment – an opportunity or a headache?
G. Róż | G. Banach

Why test new equipment at all? New device series and models keep up with user expectations and open up new opportunities. Choosing from a greater range of options can help improve your TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). What challenges do operators face when testing new devices? How can we address them? How can we help operators boost testing effectiveness?

10:45 - 11:15
From Falcon 1 to Starship – xWDM systems and what to do as market expectations grow. A survey of the latest technologies, new versions, update potential and possible further developments.
J. Kolasiak | Ł. Sukiennik

Every year, the market expects faster and faster fibre-optic connections with greater capacities. Let us go on a journey of discovery to learn about transmission technologies that give us not gigabytes but terabytes of capacity over a single optical path, over a distance of not hundreds but thousands of kilometres. Not unlike the New Space industry, we, too, are getting ready to fly to the moon: we will soon be able to transmit tera- and even petabytes of data!

10:15 - 10:45
Kahoot! | Coffee break
09:45 - 10:15
Managed WiFi – is there any money in it?
J. Gorczowski | J. Kołodziej

How to target Managed WiFi services at the HoReCa sector? What are the benefits for owners and operators, as compared to purchasing and managing their own equipment? We will discuss an example topology of a Managed WiFi solution in an operator’s network and its application in the financial sector.

09:15 - 09:45
May the Force be with you – Harness the power of QSFP coherent modules!
Ł. Sukiennik | A. Wojnar

Details coming soon

09:00 - 09-15
Conference opening address

Marcin Bała | Jarosław Gorczowski

08:00 - 09:00
Participant registration

Coffee break


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Partners of SALUMANUS and DCN Europe attend the conference for free. Tell your account manager! Spots are limited.

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Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get the know-how you need to optimise your networks. And we don’t mean just your telecom systems!