Emerging Architectures for Optical Broadband Access Network
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Engineering and Mathematics / Centre for Communications Engineering Research
The range and bandwidth of the services which must be offered by access networks have increased significantly over recent years. Furthermore, there is a fair degree of uncertainty about the trend of services which might be demanded by users in the future. Therefore, the architecture of access network becomes an important development area in order to adapt to these trends and make it scalable for future growth. In this paper we provide an overview of emerging architectures for broadband optical access networks. We also discuss challenges that component manufacturers might address to keep in pace with the market’s rapid growth.