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Wednesday
Feb252015

Business services and mobile revive WDM-PON interest

"WDM-PON is many things to many people" - Jon Baldry

It was in 2005 that Novera Optics, a pioneer of WDM-PON (wavelength-division multiplexing, passive optical networking), was working with Korea Telecom in a trial involving 50,000 residential lines. Yet, one decade later, WDM-PON remains an emerging technology. And when a WDM-PON deployment does occur, it is for business services and mobile backhaul rather than residential broadband.  

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Wednesday
Oct162013

ECOC 2013 review - Part 2

The final part of some of the notable product announcements made at the recent European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) exhibition held in London.  

  • Oclaro's Raman and hybrid amplifier platform for new networks
  • MxN wavelength-selective switch from JDSU
  • 200 Gigabit multi-vendor coherent demonstration
  • Tunable SFP+ designs proliferate
  • Finisar extends 40 Gigabit QSFP to 40km
  • Oclaro’s tackles wireless backhaul with 2km SFP+ module

 

Finisar's 40km 40 Gig QSFP+ demo. Source: Finisar

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Wednesday
Apr042012

FSAN close to choosing the next generation of PON

Briefing: Next-gen PON

Part 1: NG-PON2

The next-generation passive optical network (PON) will mark a departure from existing PON technologies. Some operators want systems based on the emerging standard for deployment by 2015. 


“One of the goals in FSAN is to converge on one solution that can serve all the markets"

Derek Nesset, co-chair of FSAN's NGPON task group 

 

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