Technical Features and Approaches on Optical Access Networks for Various Applications

Toshinori TSUBOI  Tomohiro TANIGUCHI  Tetsuya YOKOTANI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.9   pp.1606-1613
Publication Date: 2017/09/01
Publicized: 2017/03/22
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016PFI0011
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue the Past, Present, and Future of Communications Technologies in the IEICE)
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
optical access network,  PON,  broadband service,  mobile backhaul,  mobile fronthaul,  

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This paper describes optical access networks focusing on passive optical network (PON) technologies from a technical point of view. Optical access networks have been applied to fiber-to-the-home as a driving force of broadband services and their use will continue growing in the near future. They will be applied as an aggregate component of broadband wireless networks. This paper also addresses solutions for their application.