Panel I: Next-Generation Access and Metro – Where is the Money?
Wednesday, 22 March
11:00 - 12:30
Julie Kunstler; Ovum RHK Inc, USA
Next-gen EPON is shipping with deployments in North America, China and Japan. XGS-PON has been pushed through the standardization process at lightning speed with initial shipments underway. Next-gen PON has been touted to support the 1G bandwidth craze, MDUs and business services.
Will next-gen PON lead to better profitability for both service providers and vendors? Will next-gen PON become an access solution, meaning shipments in the millions?
Some of the questions addressed in this panel will include:
Standards progress – both IEEE and ITU
Ecosystem status – are the pieces ready – from components to software
Applications for next-gen PON
Challenges for next-gen PON
What are the forecasts for next-gen PON components and equipment?
Profitability in the ecosystem – who will make money and why?
Robert Howald; VP Network Architechture, Comcast, USA
Eddy Barker; Assistant VP - Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Ken-Ichi Suzuki; Access Network Service Systems Lab, NTT, Japan
Chengbin Shen; Shanghai Institute of China Telecom, China