Optical Access Networks Evolving toward Multimedia Information Environment

Tetsuya MIKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.7   pp.885-889
Publication Date: 1996/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Access Networks toward Life Enhancement)
optical access,  access networks,  FTTH,  group communications,  multimedia,  

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For the successful realization of the multimedia information environment, it is strongly required to develop very cost effective optical access networks. Accordingly, ways of reducing system cost are described. At the same time, the development of attractive new services is indispensable to drive network modernization. The connectionless networking service for community user groups is proposed together with the new concept of group communication.