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Workshop "All Star Network Access"
Where: CICG building (International Conference Centre of Geneva)
When: 2 – 4 June 2004


ITU-T Study Group 15, the leader in standardizing xDSL and optical access technologies, organized a workshop to bring together the main players and Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) in Network Access technology. Hence the name "All Star Network Access" workshop.

Workshop objectives:

The workshop gave a clear picture of current technology trends with a focus on implementation and services. The program addressed the evolution of wireless, optical, and copper-based technologies, as well as regulatory issues and standardization efforts. It presented case studies, analysed whether standardization has been effective in fulfilling market needs and identified potential new standardization topics and areas of co-operation.

The workshop comprised:

  • Optical fiber technologies: Broadband Passive Optical Networks (B-PON) and Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (G-PON) technologies, Metropolitan Optical Rings
  • Ethernet and Metro
  • Copper technologies: xDSL, Cable modems
  • Wireless technologies: Radio systems, Wi-Fi, fixed wireless, Mobile Access, Satellites, point-to-point lasers

Workshop Programme & Presentations 

Final Report

Poster session and exhibition

To augment the workshop, ITU staged an exhibition and poster session allowing the industry to showcase its products. Exhibitors were given the chance to provide product demonstrations and have staff on hand to explain features to attendees. 

Convening letter (TSB Circular 207)
Steering Committee
Other contributing organizations
Hotel booking at preferential ITU rates
ITU-T SG 15 Lead Study Group on Access Transport Network


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