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Fiber Optics Communications: Passive Broadband Access - Technologies and Markets

  • ID: 2229076
  • Report
  • September 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages +
  • PracTel Inc
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  • Alphion (G-Pon)
  • Calix (G-Pon)
  • Electroline
  • K-Micro (10Ge-Pon)
  • Ofn (E-Pon)
  • Raisecom (Ge-Pon)
  • MORE
This report addresses specifics of technologies for Access Fiber Optical Networks. It also analyzes related markets, the industry and major applications for this type of access technologies.

Particular, the report concentrates on recent advances in Passive Optical Networks, such as
- 10GE-PON – 10 Gb/s technology – developed by the IEEE
- 10G-PON – 10 Gb/s technology – standardized by ITU
- xPON – near future PON
- RFoG – RF over Glass technology – standardized by Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers.

The standardization process is analyzed in details.

The choice of selected topics was prompted by the analysis of major trends in fiber optics broadband access technologies and users’ demand:

- A key trend in the access portion of the fiber optics networks is the extension of fiber deeper into the network to provide increased video capacity, voice and ultra-broadband data services to business and residential customers. RFoG is one of such technologies, which brings fiber to customer’s premises.
- Coexistence. 10 Gb/s PONs are being developed as an extension of 1 Gb/s technology. Though future PONs (40 Gb/s and up) will not be necessary tied to the existing networks, the analyzed in the report period of time restricted by coexistence of older and newer technologies; the market development and price-efficiency make this one of the major factors for technologies to succeed.
- One more trend was emphasized in the report: ICs microminiaturization and advanced packaging allow creating a compact and cost-efficient platform that may support various broadband access technologies, including GE-PON, G-PON, 10GE-PON and 10G-PON; as well as RFoG.

The report aim is to reach to a wide audience of technical, management and sales staff involved in the development of telecommunications and related industries.

Target Audience

This report is important to a wide population of researches, technical and sales staff involved in the developing of the fiber optics broadband access services and products. It is recommended for both service providers and vendors that are working with related technologies. The report also helps to understand issues associated with relationship between PON and other technologies.

Research Methodology

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed. Evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.
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  • Alphion (G-Pon)
  • Calix (G-Pon)
  • Electroline
  • K-Micro (10Ge-Pon)
  • Ofn (E-Pon)
  • Raisecom (Ge-Pon)
  • MORE
1.0 Introduction

1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.2 Pon Appearance

1.3 Pon: Ethernet Family

1.4 Fsan-Itu

1.5 W-Pon

1.6 Rfog

1.7 Pol

1.8 Scope

1.9 Research Methodology

1.10 Target Audience

2.0 Pon: From Concept To Standardization

2.1 Pon Development

2.1.1 Pon Benefits

2.1.2 The Pon Proposition

2.1.3 Principles

2.1.4 Pon Classification

2.1.5 Pon Elements: Details Optical Line Termination (Olt) Olt Core Shell Cross-Connect Shell Service Shell Optical Network Unit (Onu) Optical Distribution Network (Odn)

2.2 Pon Standardization

2.2.1 A/B-Pon – G.983.X

2.2.2 G-Pon – G.984.X Passive Optical Lan

2.2.3 Ge-Pon – Ieee 802.3Ah

2.2.4 10Ge-Pon – Ieee 802.3Av Goal Ieee - Standardization Status Standard’S Scope And Objectives 10Ge-Pon Technology Specifics Inheritance Onu Types Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Drivers And Target Applications Major Applications

2.2.5 10G-Pon – Ng-Pon – G.987.X –Technology Evolution Itu Efforts Scope Status History Migration Support Physical Layer Evolution

2.2.6 Comparison

2.2.7 P1904.1

2.2.8 Near – Future – Ng-Pon2

2.2.9 Ieee P802.3Bk And Ieee P802.3Bn: Additions To Ge-Pon

2.2.10 Summary

2.2.11 Other

2.3 Pon Market

2.3.1 Pon Commercialized

2.3.2 Factor

2.3.3 Services

2.3.4 Market Estimate Equipment Sale Vendors Revenue

2.4 Vendors - Pon

Alcatel-Lucent (Ng-Pon, G-Pon)

Ad-Net (Ge-Pon, Plc Splitters)

Alphion (G-Pon)

Broadcom (Ge-Pon And G-Pon Ic)

Cortina (10Ge-Pon, E-Pon)

Calix (G-Pon)

Corecess (Ge- And W- And G-Pon)

Dasan Networks (G-Pon, Ge-Pon)

Ericsson (40G-W-Pon, G-Pon)

Enablence (Ge-Pon, G-Pon, W-Pon)

Gennum – Acquired By Semtech In 2012 (10Ge-Pon)

Gigalight (10Ge-Pon, E-Pon, G-Pon, W-Pon)

Hisense (10Ge-Pon)

Hitachi (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon, Depon, Mw-Pon)

Huawei (10G-Pon, G-Pon)

K-Micro (10Ge-Pon)

Motorola Solutions (10G-Pon, G-Pon, Xg-Pon)

Marvell (Ge-Pon; 10Ge-Pon, G-Pon)

Mitsubishi Electric (Ge-Pon)

Neophotonics (Ng-Pon, G-Pon, Ge-Pon)

Nec (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon)

Obn (Ge-Pon)

Ofn (E-Pon)

Pbn (Ge-Pon)

Pmc (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon, G-Pon)

Qualcomm Atheros (E-Pon)

Raisecom (Ge-Pon)

Source Photonics (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon)

Sun Telecom (Ge-Pon)

Sumitomo Electric Networks (Ge-Pon)

Tainet (Ge-Pon)

Utstarcom (Ge-Pon)

Wuhan Xunten (Ge-Pon)

Zhone (G-Pon)

Zte ( Ge-Pon, G-Pon)

3.0 Rfog Technology Development

3.1 Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (Hfc) Technology

3.2 Rfog Solution

3.2.1 General

3.2.2 Standardization Process Details Ansi/Scte 174 2010 Industry Needs Target

3.3 Similarities And Differences

3.4 Rfog Major Benefits And Issues

3.5 Future Extensions – Rf-Pon

3.6 Projects Samples

3.7 Market Estimate

3.7.1 Need

3.7.2 Forecast

3.8 Rfog Vendors


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Titan Photonics

4.0 Conclusions

List of Figures and Tables

Figure 1: Pon Reference Model

Figure 2: Pon Details

Figure 3: Pon Architecture Illustration

Figure 4: Olt Functional Block Diagram

Figure 5: Onu Functional Block Diagram

Figure 6: Pol – G-Pon Extension

Figure 7: Ge-Pon – 10Ge-Pon Scenario

Figure 8: 10Ge-Pon Spectrum Allocation

Figure 9: Process

Figure 10: Timeline

Figure 11: Evolution Illustration

Figure 12: Road Map

Figure 13: Penetration Dependence

Figure 14: Tam: Pon Equipment Sale – Global ($B)

Figure 15: Pon Technology Geography – Major Regions

Figure 16: U.S. Providers

Figure 17: Tam: U.S. Pon – Based Service Providers Revenue ($B)

Figure 18: Hfc Frequencies Assignment Illustration

Figure 19: Rfog Reference Architecture

Figure 20; Onu-R Illustration

Figure 21: Hfc And Rfog Illustration

Figure 22: Rfog And Ge-Pon Frequencies Allocation

Figure 23: Illustration: Pon Overlay

Figure 24: Comparative Characteristics

Figure 25: Tam: U.S. Rfog Equipment Sales ($B)

Figure 26: Tam: U.S. Rfog Service Providers Revenue ($B)

Table 1: Interfaces

Table 2: G.987 Family

Table 3: 10G-Pon Classes

Table 4: Comparison

Table 5: Pons Characteristics Comparison

Table 6: Pon Standardization

Table 7: Pon Service Scenarios

Table 8: Optical Budget

Table 9: Downstream Transmission

Table 10: Frequency Plans
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- Ad-Net (Ge-Pon, Plc Splitters)

- Alcatel-Lucent (Ng-Pon, G-Pon)

- Alphion (G-Pon)

- Arris

- Aurora Networks

- Bktel

- Broadcom (Ge-Pon And G-Pon Ic)

- Calix

- Calix (G-Pon)

- Cisco

- Commscope

- Corecess (Ge- And W- And G-Pon)

- Cortina (10Ge-Pon, E-Pon)

- Ctdi

- Dasan Networks (G-Pon, Ge-Pon)

- Electroline

- Enablence

- Enablence (Ge-Pon, G-Pon, W-Pon)

- Ericsson (40G-W-Pon, G-Pon)

- Gennum – Acquired By Semtech In 2012 (10Ge-Pon)

- Gigalight (10Ge-Pon, E-Pon, G-Pon, W-Pon)

- Hisense (10Ge-Pon)

- Hitachi

- Hitachi (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon, Depon, Mw-Pon)

- Huawei (10G-Pon, G-Pon)

- K-Micro (10Ge-Pon)

- Lootom

- Marvell (Ge-Pon; 10Ge-Pon, G-Pon)

- Mitsubishi Electric (Ge-Pon)

- Motorola

- Motorola Solutions (10G-Pon, G-Pon, Xg-Pon)

- Nec (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon)

- Neophotonics (Ng-Pon, G-Pon, Ge-Pon)

- Obn (Ge-Pon)

- Ofn (E-Pon)

- Pbn

- Pbn (Ge-Pon)

- Pmc (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon, G-Pon)

- Qamnet

- Qualcomm Atheros (E-Pon)

- Raisecom (Ge-Pon)

- Source Photonics (Ge-Pon, 10Ge-Pon)

- Sumitomo Electric Networks (Ge-Pon)

- Sun Telecom (Ge-Pon)

- Tainet (Ge-Pon)

- Tellion

- Titan Photonics

- Utstarcom (Ge-Pon)

- Wuhan Xunten (Ge-Pon)

- Zhone (G-Pon)

- Zte ( Ge-Pon, G-Pon)
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