Abstract: This presentation will look at the requirement for and the current progress in optical fibre access, with a particular focus on fibre to the home. It will discuss the technologies that are currently being installed across Europe and the rest of the world and consider why a number of standards are competing in different markets and why progress rates differ widely. It will also introduce the technologies that are being researched and standardised for the next generation of optical access.
Bio: Dr John Mitchell received his BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and PhD from the Department of Electronic Engineering at University College London in 1996 and 2000 respectively. In 2000 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the department of Electronic Engineering at University College London, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2006. His research has focused on optical access networks and radio over fibre network technologies. In a project funded BT he was involved in the design of the long-reach optical access netwok (LROAN) which offered 10Gbit/s over 100km to 1024 users. He has given a number of invited lectures on optical access and Radio-over-fibre networks, and currently leads the Virtual Centre of Excellence in Access in the EU FP7 Project BONE.
John Mitchell is giving this seminar with support from ACEOLE, a Marie Curie Action at CERN funded by the European Commission