ACCESS NETWORKS

  • New opportunities with FOAN technologies (like XGPON, XSGPON, 10GEPON, NGPON2, UDWDMPON, passive optical LANs (POLANs), Coloured PON FTTx, EP2P, AE, 100G PON, 400G PON, 1T PON.
  • Hybrid networks – fiber, DSL and Coax; Integration of different networks: Fiber, FSO, Wireless; New architectures and typologies.
  • QoS, QoE, Latency and other characteristics in the field of access network.

BUSSINESS CASES AND REGULATION IMPACT

  • Business cases, cost-effective speed upgrades, solution and the possible upgrade paths; flexible network topology and legacy system compatibility; Impact of regulation on development of access networks.

xPON INTEROPERABILITY

  • Test setup, trial experience, OLT to ONT communication, OpenOMCI, Multivendor ONU Connect, PLOAM interaction, Wavelength Mobility, laser switching time.

BACKHAUL

  • Mobile back haul and front haul; Fiber optics in 5G network; Cloud RAN.

DATACENTER TECHNOLOGIES

  • Fiber links to and inside of data center.

SENSORS

  • Fiber Optics Sensors, sensors in broadband networks, IoT sensors and actuators, sensors in home/office area; Free Space Optics sensors.

PHOTONICS INTEGRATED CIRCUITS and MICROWAVE PHOTONICS IN ACCESS NETWORKS

  • The cost and energy effective systems; GaAs/InP, LiNBO3, SIN, SOI, The hybrid InP/SOI; PIC for PON; A high-capacity radio system based on micro-wave and millimeter-wave frequency bands.

POWER over FIBER

  • Short and long distance powering, PoF applications, double cloud fiber, powering over SMF.