FSAN Progresses Next-Generation Optical Access Network Technologies at Tokyo 2011 Event Hosted by OKI and OFN
TOKYO, February 3, 2011 -- OKI and OFN, an OKI subsidiary specializing in providing next generation broadband network solutions, hosted the quarterly meeting of the FSAN (Full Service Access Network) Group, a global consortium of over 80 leading telecommunications service providers, testing labs and equipment manufacturers. The event took place during January 25-28, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.
Addressing the capacity demands that bandwidth-intensive applications are expected to generate in the access network, the meeting focused on the interoperability of the recently standardized 10 Gbps (XG-PON1) technology, which will significantly expand current communication capacities. Moreover, the FSAN Group is now focusing its studies on a future generation of access equipment named NG-PON2. This new technology, targeted for standardization in 2012-2013 and commercial deployment in 2015, will expand the access fiber capacity to at least 40 Gbps downstream and 10 Gbps upstream. This will pave the way for provisioning even higher bandwidth services of the future. The event resulted in significant progress in these areas.
The Tokyo meeting allowed FSAN to take the first steps toward XG-PON1 interoperability and to define Operator requirements for longer term generations of fiber access systems that can offer services in the Gbps per user range. In particular, FSAN began preparation for the first XG-PON1 Interoperability Test Event, to be held in 2H11. Moreover, the Group further refined the FSAN Operator White Paper on NG-PON2 requirements.
Among the topics discussed in Tokyo were the technologies for the development of new optical transceivers for NG-PON2. Power consumption was another important topic discussed, because energy efficiency is a key requirement for NG-PON2.
The FSAN Tokyo 2011 is a milestone of next generation optical access networks and services. The interoperability test of XG-PON1 will positively demonstrate practical usage of equipments among multi-venders along the XG-PON standard.
"In Tokyo, we made significant progress on the definition of the Operator requirements for NG-PON2. I also believe that full XG-PON1 interoperability in a multi-vendor context will be achieved quickly, thanks to the experience gained by FSAN in the 12 GPON Interoperability Test Events held to date," said Paolo Solina of Telecom Italia, Chair of the FSAN Optical Access Network Working Group.
By serving as host and by supporting the development of interoperable adherence to next generation PON standards, OKI and OFN are demonstrating their clear commitment to the growth of broadband fiber access.
Founded in 1995 by seven global network operators, the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) Group is an interest group for the world's leading telecommunications services providers, independent test labs, and equipment suppliers to work towards a common goal of truly broadband fiber access networks. The Mission of FSAN is to drive applicable standards, where they already exist, into the services and products in the industry, while simultaneously advancing its own specifications into the appropriate standard bodies to provide further definition to the Full Service Access Network. Nowadays FSAN has more than 80 members representing the leading implementers of B-PON (Broadband Passive Optical Network) systems and multi-Gigabit rate G-PON and, XG-PON1 equipment. For more information, please visit http://fsanweb.com/.
About OKI Electric Industry (OKI)
Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry is Japan's leading telecommunications manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI provides top-quality products, technologies, and solutions to customers through its info-telecom systems and printer operations. Its various business divisions function synergistically to bring to market exciting new products and technologies that meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors. Visit OKI's global website at http://www.oki.com/.
About OF Networks (OFN)
OF Networks was established with joint investmentof OKI Electric Industry and Fujikura in 2003, to develop products for Optical Access Systems in the field of Next-Generation Broadband Access System. The company succeeded in releasing the world's first commercial GE-PON system in 2003. For more information, visit OFN website at http://www.ofnet.jp/en/index.html.
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