WDM-PON Gets Its Day

4:50 PM It's a Sunday, a workshop alongside the FTTH Conference

Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

July 19, 2010

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WDM-PON Gets Its Day

4:50 PM -- As WDM-PON continues inching toward real commercial potential, it's gotten enough fans to warrant its own workshop. Or, so organizers hope.

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

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Craig Matsumoto

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Yes, THAT Craig Matsumoto – who used to be at Light Reading from 2002 until 2013 and then went away and did other stuff and now HE'S BACK! As Editor-in-Chief. Go Craig!!

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