|Fibre-to-the-Premises Standards Showcase
- Promoting international standardization
- Demonstrating new/interoperable equipment
- Featuring High Definition Video (HDV), super-fast internet access and next-generation voice services
Supercomm, June 6-9, Chicago, USA saw ITU-T members, and guests stage an interoperability showcase
for fibre to the premises (FTTP) related standards.
On show were passive optical network (PON) equipment built according to the ITU-T
series of Recommendations. PON technology is used in the local loop to connect residential and SME end users
premises in an all-fibre network.
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. And, as well as allowing for increased
network capacity, the new standard offers more efficient IP and Ethernet handling.
17 vendors presented B-PON interoperability, products for G-PON, optical distribution network, testing and performance
and video service equipment and set-top boxes.
ITU-T FTTP Stand at SUPERCOMM 2005 ,
- B-PON interoperability, Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment
- Mitsubishi (ONT-only)
- Extended B-PON
- BroadLight 1.25 Gbit/s/622 Mbs
- ECI Telecom ONT/OLT, 1.25 Gbs/622Mbs
- Terawave Communications 622/622 Mbs
- FlexLight 2.4/1.2 Gbs
- Optical Solutions 1.2Gbs/622Mbs
- Optical Distribution Network
- Testing and Performance
- NTT-AT demonstrating their B-PON Conformance Tester to test conformance vendors’
- Spirent enabling GR-303 emulation and telecommunication service performance measurement
- Video service equipment and set-top-boxes
- Skystream Networks
- TUT Systems
ITU-T Study Group 15, Chairman,
Yoichi Maeda with
ITU Secretary-General, Yoshio Utsumi
Organizer Dave Faulkner, with particpant Michael Gronovius
An aerial view of the ITU stand
Supported by the operators:
BellSouth, NTT, Sprint, Telecom Italia and Verizon