Projects and Field Trials

  • Josep Prat
  • Pere E. Balaguer
  • Joan M. Gené
  • Oscar Díaz
  • Sergi Figuerola


Several projects and papers about optical access networks have been analysed. At the end of the chapter a summary table about projects and field trials are presented to have a fast view about their features (companies involved in the trial, split, uni or bi-directional system, scalability, cost ...). There are about 30 deployments of PON technology worldwide and several companies are actively working to look for the best solution.


Medium Access Control Access Network Asynchronous Transfer Mode Wavelength Channel Optical Network Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep Prat
    • 1
  • Pere E. Balaguer
    • 1
  • Joan M. Gené
    • 1
  • Oscar Díaz
    • 1
  • Sergi Figuerola
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain

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