2nd International ICST Conference on Access Networks

Research Article

WDM EPON: Future Applications and Services

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ACCESSNETS.2007.4447098,
        author={Martin Maier},
        title={WDM EPON: Future Applications and Services},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Access Networks},
        keywords={Bandwidth  DSL  EPON  HDTV  Optical fiber communication  Optical fiber networks  Passive optical networks  Peer to peer computing  Video on demand  Wavelength division multiplexing},
  • Martin Maier
    Year: 2008
    WDM EPON: Future Applications and Services
    DOI: 10.1109/ACCESSNETS.2007.4447098
Martin Maier1,*
  • 1: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) 800, Gaucheti`ere West, suite 6900 Montr´eal, QC, H5A 1K6 CANADA Phone: (514) 875-1266 ext. 3043 Fax: (514) 875-0344
*Contact email: maier@ieee.org


Supporters of the recently proposed “Copper-PON” (CuPON) raised the intriguing question why DSL companies would spend enormous amounts of time and money to deploy fiber when the existing copper they are replacing has much higher data rates than they anticipate selling within decades? In this paper, we try to answer this question from different angles. After reviewing the tradition and avantgarde of PONs, we elaborate on the merits of WDM EPONs and their evolution to support future applications and services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.