The aim of the OASE project is the assessment and development of next-generation optical access (NG-OA) network architectures and systems concepts for the “2020” timeframe, focusing particularly on European requirements. The OASE project will examine FTTH solutions based on four multidisciplinary approaches: regulatory, technical and financial aspects, and business models.
In combination with these aspects, NG-OA network architectures will be developed featuring the highest potential of enabling:
³ 1 Gbit/s per customer
³ 1000 customers per fibre feed
³ 100 km transmission distance
at economically competitive prices within a well-regulated and open market environment.
OASE will achieve the following objectives:
- Study current and future requirements for NG-OA networks from economic, business, operational and regulatory Europe-centric perspectives,
- Identify possible network architectures, and employ a set of energy-efficiency metrics and models to analyze their suitability, as well as assess the most appropriate migration strategies,
- Identify network technologies that may be employed by using relevant cost and technical factors,
- Examine the interactions between businesses in an “open network” marketplace by studying how increased convergence may offer new value chains and business opportunities,
- Validate the findings of the comparative merits for the identified network architectures and technologies in a controlled environment via experimental testing.
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 249025 (OASE project)