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pon's and ethernet to the home

  • From: Miguel Mata-Cardona
  • Date: Tue Dec 09 13:05:09 2003

Hi, I've been reading a little about passive optic networks and the 
idea is very good from my stand point.

As far as I have understood, the idea is to use the fiber as it was 
coax, doing some kind of FDM (frequency division multiplexing) with 
the lambdas (somehow the same). This would give us the capability 
to move at leat n x 10mbps ethernet on the same fiber using diferent 
lambdas for each customer, until power budget goes down.

If the idea is correct, this would mean "next jump" on bandwidth. 
Who would be making this "ethernet/lambda multiplexors" right 
now? Is it feasible to do it today? or should we wait a little more?
I mean, there are solutions using packet over sonet or alike, but 
pure ethernet?

Miguel Mata-Cardona
Intercom El Salvador
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