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Fiber in access: a challenge for a new breed of optical devices
Author(s): P. Ghiggino
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Paper Abstract

After many years of debate fiber in access is now a high priority for network transformation. Today broadband services in access networks are a key requirement, initially fuelled by the Internet and more recently pushed even harder by video services. Diffusive video initially and interactive video later are likely to generate even faster bandwidth growth. Networks will need to adapt and change if such new services are to be delivered profitably. Fiber in access offers the potential solution to profitable delivery of high bandwidth services as the medium can offer increase bandwidth and reduced network costs at the same time. This is because of its inherent advantage: a high bandwidth-distance product. However fiber in access does imply both a significant financial investment and a technology challenge. For instance, high bandwidth systems such as DWDM-PON will require a high degree of integration and cost reduction for the basic optical devices. This paper looks at such challenges and sets the scene for the technology roadmap required for this new breed of access networks and devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6350, Workshop on Optical Components for Broadband Communication, 635009 (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693351
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P. Ghiggino, Ericsson (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6350:
Workshop on Optical Components for Broadband Communication
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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