Posts about WDM-PON

On a recent trip from Munich to Meiningen, I set myself a challenge of counting the number of local exchanges and street cabinets that came into view. In my defense, my iPod was flat and there was little to listen to on the radio. Needless to say, this task proved a little more difficult than I expected. In fact, I lost count somewhere around 100.
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As OFC/NFOEC approaches once again, I find myself reflecting upon the state of optical communications. Certainly, there is much to be enthusiastic about. The never-ending bandwidth explosion shows no signs of slowing, thus creating widespread demand across all optical industries, from 100GE for the core, pluggable optics for interconnect, and PON components for FTTx, to name just a few. And there is no better place than OFC/NFOEC to get a read on the status of these important optical technologies. While I would be foolish to make any predictions here, given the unpredictable nature of technology, there are certainly things I will be looking for in technical sessions, on the showfloor, and even in poster sessions.
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