Jean-Marie Vilain

      Jean-Marie Vilain

      Product Manager

      Jean-Marie Vilain brings to EXFO more than twenty years of extensive experience in optical transport networks, signal integrity testing and protocol network testing. His past experience also led him to work with major telecom accounts in Americas, EMEA and Asia, and to develop a deep expertise in technical marketing, competitive analysis and sales strategy. Jean-Marie Vilain holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from École de technologie supérieure de Montréal.

      Articles from this author


      Vodafone New Zealand achieves world’s first live 400G deployment

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: High speed networks | Posted date: 2017-11-08 | Views: 368

      Did you know that 17 terabits can mean up to 700,000 channels of 4K TV streaming at the same time or 100 million simultaneous phone calls? That’s what Vodafone New Zealand is now able to pump as traffic throughput on a single pair of fibres.

      Things to Consider as Data Centers Move to Fiber

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: Data centers, Wireless technologies, Fiber everywhere | Posted date: 2016-07-19 | Views: 5184

      Data centers all around the planet are evolving fast to meet the ever-growing demand for bandwidth. The move to fiber is happening within and between data centers (data center interconnect or DCI). With fiber-based infrastructure, comes a whole host of new technologies such as 100G+ optical transceivers.

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      Pushing High-Speed Testing Beyond Embedded BERT

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: Fiber everywhere | Posted date: 2014-02-17 | Views: 3837

      At first glance, the embedded bit-error-rate test (BERT) seems like an easy solution to assuring the integrity of high-speed data transmission. But unfortunately, embedded BERT has too many limitations to be a viable solution in today’s 100G networks.

      Full Speed Ahead for OTN

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: High speed networks | Posted date: 2013-09-13 | Views: 5937

      In today’s high-speed core network market, more and more network operators are being forced to deploy high-speed Optical Transport Networks (OTN) in response to increased demand for higher bandwidth. It is not surprising that, according to Infonetics’ OTN and Packet Optical Hardware report, it is one of the fastest-growing segments of the optical market, making up nearly half of all 2011 optical equipment spending.

      Filtering and Packet Capture to the Rescue of 100G Ethernet

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: High speed networks, Ethernet IP | Posted date: 2013-07-24 | Views: 10076

      Although 100G deployment is ramping-up to address growing demand for bandwidth, it also poses numerous challenges to service providers and network operators on account of its multiservice offering, various supported services, and implications on service-level agreements (SLAs). In addition, the complexity of 100G means that as the service offering scales to the higher rate, network engineers are increasingly being called on to perform troubleshooting and services calls.



      Webinars from this author


      Part 2 of 2 - Network Equipment Manufacturers Webinar Series: Lab testing redefined to conquer your challenges

      By: Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: NEMs and Lab WDM/SONET/OTN Transport Testing

      R&D and Labs: Develop innovative solutions. Faster. Better.

      This webinar is the second of a series for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) tackles the challenges faced by them in delivering innovative solutions in the context of a rapidly changing environment with pressures and constraints faced in the lab/R&D and in manufacturing.

      Solutions for the following are explored:

      • Changing landscape of transceiver technology, including CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28
      • Advanced OTN testing
      • Scaling production capacity
      • Reconfiguring manufacturing stations


      100G+ Data-Center Evolution and Challenges: Don't Try to Reinvent the Wheel!

      By: Nicholas Gagnon, Kevin Lefebvre, Jean-Marie Vilain | Category: High-Speed Networks: SONET/SDH, OTN, WDM, 40G/100G/400G

      Data centers around the globe are migrating to fiber. The move to cloud services, massive virtualization and explosive growth in data have transformed the business role of data centers. Kevin Lefebvre, Principal Analyst at Ovum, will elaborate on the impact of this transformation on the market, the resulting needs created and what to expect next.

      The growing bandwidth needs in the interconnect--even within the four walls of the data center, the infrastructure requirements to deliver low latency and packet loss, and the need for the best possible quality of service (QoS)/quality of experience (QoE) require testing of both the physical- and service-layer infrastructures. Nicholas Gagnon, Business Development Manager – Data Center, EXFO and Jean-Marie Vilain, Product Manager – T&D, EXFO, will explain how to build a solid plan for fiber characterization, troubleshooting, transceiver quality checks, service testing and service assurance monitoring to achieve targeted-level reliability or the uptime objective.