Next-Generation FTTH Passive Optical Networks

Research Towards Unlimited Bandwidth Access

  • Josep Prat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Carlos Bock, Philippe Chanclou, Jorge M. Finochietto, Gerald Franzl, Marek Hajduczenia, Ton Koonen et al.
    Pages 5-46
  4. Cristina Arellano, Carlos Bock, Karin Ennser, Jose A. Lazaro, Victor Polo, Bernhard Schrenk et al.
    Pages 47-63
  5. Paulo André, Cristina Arellano, Carlos Bock, Francesc Bonada, Philippe Chanclou, Josep M. Fàbrega et al.
    Pages 65-109
  6. Jiajia Chen, Miroslaw Kantor, Krzysztof Wajda, Lena Wosinska
    Pages 111-124
  7. Carlos Bock, Jorge M. Finochietto, Gerald Franzl, Fabio Neri, Josep Prat
    Pages 125-146
  8. Carlos Bock, Jose A. Lazaro, Victor Polo, Josep Prat, Josep Segarra
    Pages 147-168
  9. Russell Davey, Jose A. Lazaro, Reynaldo Martínez, Josep Prat, Raul Sananes
    Pages 169-184
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


Fibre-to-the-Home networks constitute a fundamental telecom segment with the required potential to match the huge capacity of transport networks with the new user communication demands. Major investments in access network infrastructure are expected for the next decade, with many initiatives already launched around the globe recently, driven by the new broadband services and the necessity by operators to deploy a future-proof infrastructure in the field. Dense FTTH Passive Optical Networks (PONs) is a cost efficient way to build fibre access, and international standards (G/E-PON) have been already launched, leading to new set of telecom products for mass deployment. However, these systems only make use of less than 1% of the optical bandwidth; thus, relevant research is taking place to maximize the capacity of these systems, with the latest opto-electronic technologies, demonstrating that the huge bandwidth available through the fibre access can be exploited in a cost efficient and reliable manner. Next-Generation FTTH Passive Optical Networks gathers and analyzes the most relevant techniques developed recently on technologies for the next generation FTTH networks, trying to answer the question: what’s after G/E-PONs?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josep Prat
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politecnica CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8469-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8470-6
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