Group Pitches Green PON
The access network is a significant contributor to the total power consumption of the overall communications infrastructure, and GreenTouch determined that finding new ways to improve its energy efficiency was a top priority. FTTH is expected to nearly double over the next five years, reaching 142 million subscribers worldwide by 2016, according to ABI Research. With Bi-PON instead of the current optical technology in use, the impact on the carbon footprint is that of taking half a million cars from the roads.
GreenTouch member companies imec, a world-leading research organization in nano-electronics and nano-technology; INRIA, a French public research body dedicated to computational sciences; Orange Labs, the research and development centre of France Telecom-Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators; and Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, will participate in today's worldwide demonstration event.