Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Network Architectures and Technologies: P2P, GPON, and NG-PON

Speaker: Prof. Edvin Škaljo, Ph.D.
Affiliation: University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract: FTTH (Fiber to the Home) network is a very famous term, and everybody wants to have their home connected with fiber optics. One of the biggest challenges in the implementation of FTTH network is to find the cost-effective solution. It will be shown that looking for cheap components is not enough for building cost-effective network, rather we need to find a way to integrate those components into one unit, and consider it as a whole. In the first part of this lecture, it will be shown how the choice of optical components and architecture can influence a way for finding a cost-effective solution. GPON (Gigabit capable Passive Optical Network) is a good example of how the practical solution can be achieved by combining expensive and cheap components with standard single-mode fiber. In the second part of the lecture, the new generation (NG) PON technologies such as XGPON (10 Gigabit PON) and NGPON 2 (PON with a capacity of up to 80 Gbps) will be considered. Finally, the combination of all mentioned PON technologies implemented on one fiber will be explored.

Biography: Edvin Škaljo has more than 20 years’ experience in telecommunication, and a PhD. degree from the University of Tuzla. Currently he is the head of department for subscriber and terminal devices in Telecommunication Center Sarajevo – BH Telecom. He has been a pioneer in implementation of numerous projects and new services in the field of optics and access networks. Edvin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics and Visiting Professor at International University of Sarajevo, Department of Computer Science. He is also an associate editor of the Journal “Fiber and Integrated Optics”, and a general chair of the annual International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks – FOAN. He is SPIE and IEEE Senior Member.

For more information, contact Cejo K. Lonappan, IEEE Photonics Society LA Chapter ()

Date(s) - May 02, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

E-IV Tesla Room #53-125
420 Westwood Plaza - 5th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095