Telecom World, December 4-8, Kong
Kong will see ITU-T members, and guests stage an interoperability showcase for
fibre to the premises (FTTP) related standards.
On show will be gigabit passive
optical network (G-PON) equipment built according to the ITU-T G.984
Recommendation. PON technology is used in the local loop to connect residential
and SME end users premises in an all-fibre network.
The G-PON Pavilion features live
demonstrations of G-PON equipment interoperability; with interoperability being
a critical enabler to reducing G-PON equipment costs. Triple-play
interoperability demonstrations are provided by the following device and
equipment manufactures: AMCC, Cambridge Industries Group, Ericsson, FlexLight
Networks, Fujitsu Network Communications, Hitachi, LS Cable, Mitsubishi
Electric, NEC, Terawave Communications, and ZTE.
With PONs, signals are carried by
lasers and sent to their destination without the need for active electronics.
Carriers can realize significant savings with fiber sharing in the distribution
network, equipment sharing in the Central Office and by eliminating the
dependence on expensive active network elements.
ITU-T Recommendations in the G.984
series detail gigabit PONs (G-PON), the latest generation of PON technology.
Increasing capacity to gigabit levels should more than satisfy foreseeable
customer demands, offering video applications, high-speed Internet access,
multimedia and other high-bandwidth capabilities. G-PON maintains the same
optical distribution network, wavelength plan and full-service network design
principles of broadband PONs (B-PON) defined in ITU-T Rec G.983. As well as
allowing for increased network capacity, the new standard offers more efficient
IP and Ethernet handling.