11th Conference of Telecommunication, Media and Internet Techno-Economics (CTTE): Athens, Greece on June 7-8, 2012.
Fixed access networks are expected to be subject to significant changes in the coming years. The future next generation access network should justify a number of characteristics (such as: long-reach, high splitting ratio, high total throughput, high peak and sustainable bit-rate per user, dynamic bandwidth allocation, “zero-touch” ODN, convergence with wireless/mobile networks supporting seamless connectivity, etc.), that push the capabilities of today’s available technology to the limits.
This workshop will provide insight in the main trends in optical access networks. Architecture and technology alternatives for next generation optical access (NGOA) will be covered as well as the business impacts and opportunities from the deployment/use of such networks. Technical and economic drivers will be extensively discussed. In particular during the workshop, expert speakers will present results from cost-benefit analysis studies of next generation optical access network solutions suitable for the emerging NG-PON2 standard (i.e. OFDMA-PON vs. UDWDM-PON vs. 40G TDMA-PON vs. WDM-PON vs. hybrid implementations). Techno-economic comparisons of selected competing network and multiplexing approaches for future optical access networks will be presented and the pros and cons of each solution will be discussed and quantified. Future evolution scenarios will be also elaborated and possible research directions will be outlined, motivated and discussed. From a business and financial perspective the impact of business models on network design with respect to open access and operation will be highlighted.
The workshop will include both invited and contributed presentations accepted from an open call, while it will also feature a panel discussion among selected experts from industry and academia.
Tentative program (subject to refinement)
a) Results from EU project ACCORDANCE: A techno-economic comparison of XGPON, UDWDM-PON and OFDMA-PON NGOA architectures/technologies
b) The capital OSP costs to deploy FTTC/FTTB/FTTH-P2P/FTTH-P2MP access fiber network architectures
c) A techno-economic comparison of PON Unbundling options to support Multi-operator Access
d) OTE's short and long term views on FTTx in Greece
Dr. Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology
Dr. Dirk Bruer, Deutsche Telekom
Dr. Dimitris Katsianis, University of Athens
The event is organised by OASE and Chorus+.