Chapter 12. Broadband Optical Access, FTTH, and Home Networks – the Broadband Future

  1. Chinlon Lin
  1. Chinlon Lin

Published Online: 16 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/047009480X.ch12

Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the-Home: Systems Technologies and Deployment Strategies

Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the-Home: Systems Technologies and Deployment Strategies

How to Cite

Lin, C. (2006) Broadband Optical Access, FTTH, and Home Networks – the Broadband Future, in Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the-Home: Systems Technologies and Deployment Strategies (ed C. Lin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047009480X.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Center for Advanced Research in Photonics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Author Information

  1. Center for Advanced Research in Photonics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470094785

Online ISBN: 9780470094808

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Keywords:

  • broadband optical access;
  • Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and home networks;
  • dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM);
  • erbium-doped optical fiber amplifier (EDFA) technologies;
  • broadband FTTH drivers, triple-play, competition and IPTV;
  • worldwide broadband competitions;
  • Hong Kong broadband competition;
  • GIGA-homes;
  • Japanese Blog advertisement;
  • WDM PON access network and bus distribution architecture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction – A Historical Perspective

  • The Broadband Access Technology Options – xDSL Versus Cable Modem, HFC Versus FTTH, PON Versus P2P Ethernet

  • Broadband FTTH Drivers, Triple-Play, Competition and IPTV

  • Broadband Competitions Worldwide: A Few Examples

  • Broadband Competition in Hong Kong

  • Broadband Optical Home Networks: The Potential of Broadband Home Networking or ‘Giga-Homes’

  • Research on Technologies for Next Generation Broadband Optical Access: WDM PON Access Networks and Fiber/Wireless Integration

  • The Broadband Future, with IP HDTV/VOD and HD Video Communications

  • Acknowledgements

  • References