WDM-PON Gets Its Day
The first WDM-PON Workshop will debut on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the 2010 FTTH Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. It's a full-day event promising papers, panels, and PowerPoints. [Ed. note: Woohoo!]
Organizers for the workshop include Bernd Hesse, a senior business development director at LG-Ericsson Co. Ltd. who got there through the Nortel Networks Ltd. acquisition of WDM-PON player Novera Optics. (See Ericsson Snaps Up LG-Nortel Stake.)
It does seem like a reasonable time to launch this kind of program. "I think it's key to show that, besides EPON and GPON, WDM-PON is a future-proof technology to consider, since the bandwidth demand is increasing," Hesse writes in an email to Light Reading.
WDM-PON is still several steps from reality, by most accounts, stalled by economics and the pending rise of 10-Gbit/s PON options. But the technology is available -- we're not talking about invisible hovercars here -- and it's getting advocates like ADVA Optical Networking . (See ADVA Opens Center, Wins Deal.)
There's a call for papers with a deadline of July 28. You can read more at Fiberin.com, an optical community Website created by Hesse and a partner. Deadline is July 28.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading