Trends in optical access and in-building networks

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As users require ever more speed, variety and personalization in ICT services, the capacity and versatility of access networks needs to be expanded. The first generation of point-to-point and of point-to-multipoint timemultiplexed passive optical networks (PON) is being installed. More powerful wavelength-multiplexed and flexible hybrid wavelength-time multiplexed solutions are coming up. Radio-over-fibre techniques create pico-cells for high-bandwidth wireless services. Next to bringing the bandwidth luxury to the doorstep, it must be distributed inside the user’s home. By advanced signal processing techniques, high-capacity wired and wireless services are jointly distributed in a low-cost converged in-building network using multimode (plastic) optical fibre.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2008), 21-25 September 2008, Brussels, Belgium
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2227-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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