Next-generation optical access seamless evolution: concluding results of the European FP7 Project OASE

  title={Next-generation optical access seamless evolution: concluding results of the European FP7 Project OASE},
  author={Marco Forzati and Alberto Bianchi and Jiajia Chen and Klaus Grobe and Bart Lannoo and Carmen Mas Machuca and Jean-Charles Point and B. Skubic and Sofie Verbrugge and Erik Weis and Lena Wosinska and Dirk Breuer},
  journal={IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking},
Increasing bandwidth demand drives the need for next-generation optical access (NGOA) networks that can meet future end-user service requirements. This paper gives an overview of NGOA solutions, the enabling optical access network technologies, architecture principles, and related economics and business models. NGOA requirements (including peak and sustainable data rate, reach, cost, node consolidation, and open access) are proposed, and the different solutions are compared against such… CONTINUE READING
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