Chapter 8. The Future All Optical Network – Why We Need It and How We Get There

  1. Paul Warren Theoretical Physics, MSc in Electronics Project Director,
  2. Dr John Davies chairman Fellow Chartered Engineer Group Technical Advisor and
  3. David Brown BSc in Mathematics, MSc in Economics Head systems engineer Sloan Fellowship
  1. David Payne

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758656.ch8

ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services

ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services

How to Cite

Payne, D. (2008) The Future All Optical Network – Why We Need It and How We Get There, in ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services (eds P. Warren, J. Davies and D. Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758656.ch8

Editor Information

  1. BT, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Advanced Telecommunications, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997703

Online ISBN: 9780470758656

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Keywords:

  • optical networking role;
  • fibre to the premises (FTTP) network;
  • burst-mode operation principles;
  • passive optical network (PON) principles;
  • point-to-point nature and high fibre count cable;
  • wavelength division multiplexing (WDM);
  • PON head-end optical line termination (OLT);
  • dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Optical Networks?

  • FTTP Technology Options

  • Long-reach Access

  • The Impact of FTTP on the Core Network

  • Timeline for All Optical Networking

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References