The Full Service Access Network (FSAN) initiative represents nearly half of the world's telephony lines. They have agreed upon a common broadband access system that can be applied to both the business and residential market sectors. The FSAN initiative has been responsible for harmonising the broadband requirements of many telcos; for example, it has produced the world's first asynchronous transfer mode passive optical network (ATM PON) specification which is being adopted world-wide. This paper describes the current activities within FSAN, the application of FSAN components and the future for FSAN.
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Quayle, J.A., Bissell, R.A., Clarke, D.E.A. et al. Achieving Global Consensus on the Strategic Broadband Access Network — the Full Service Access Network Initiative. BT Technology Journal 16, 58–70 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009635511749
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