1st International ICST Conference on Access Networks

Research Article

Long-term evolution of passive optical networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/1189355.1189359,
        author={J. Prat and P.  Chanclou and R. Davey and J.M.  Finochietto and  G. Franzl and A.M.J. Koonen and S. Walker},
        title={Long-term evolution of passive optical networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Access Networks},
        keywords={Access networks FTTH Optical fiber Communications Passive Optical Networks.},
  • J. Prat
    P. Chanclou
    R. Davey
    J.M. Finochietto
    G. Franzl
    A.M.J. Koonen
    S. Walker
    Year: 2006
    Long-term evolution of passive optical networks
    DOI: 10.1145/1189355.1189359
J. Prat1,*, P. Chanclou2, R. Davey3, J.M. Finochietto4, G. Franzl5, A.M.J. Koonen6, S. Walker7
  • 1: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2: France Telecom, R. Davey is with British Telecom
  • 3: British Telecom.
  • 4: Politecnico di Torino
  • 5: Technical University Wien
  • 6: Technical University Eindhoven
  • 7: University of Essex
*Contact email: jprat@tsc.upc.edu


With the recent increase of the number of Fiber-to-the-Home deployments worldwide, and the corresponding huge investment in infrastructure, there is a need to devise a migration path that assures the full future usability and enhanced performance of the installed fiber plant, possibly using emerging opto-electronic technologies. With this aim, within the IST ePhoton/One Network of Excellence, different technological solutions have been extensively analyzed and discussed. In this paper, a brief summary on access applications is presented.