Wednesday, 6 March, 14:15-15:15
Theater II, Hall E
Session organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
The international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) developed by Study Group 15 detail technical specifications giving shape to global communication infrastructure. The group’s standards define technologies and architectures of optical transport networks enabling long-haul global information exchange; fibre- or copper-based access networks through which subscribers connect; and home networks connecting in-premises devices and interfacing with the outside world.
This includes the development of standards for the optical transport network, access network, home network and power utility network infrastructures, systems, equipment, optical fibres and cables and the related installation, maintenance, management, test, instrumentation and measurement techniques, and control plane technologies to enable the evolution toward intelligent transport networks, including the support of smart-grid applications.
This session presents hot topics from the latest development of international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) within ITU-T SG15. The presenters will discuss standardization work related to transport network support of IMT-2020/5G, NG-PON2, XGS-PON, optical transport network (OTN) Beyond 100G and Interoperable Coherent Optical Interfaces.
Dr. Hiroshi Ota, Study Group Advisor, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland
Dr. Hiroshi Ota is Advisor for ITU-T Study Group 15, which develops standards on networks, technologies and infrastructures for transport, access and home. He supports ITU-T SG15 by providing secretariat services as a staff member of ITU. He also coordinates the work on disaster relief and emergency communication within ITU and with related organizations. Before joining the ITU in January 2009, he was with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan. He actively participated in standardization activities from 1992 to 2008 including ITU-T SG13, SG15, IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee and IETF taking several leadership positions.
Dr. Frank J. Effenberger, Vice President Fixed Access Lab, Futurewei Technologies, USA
ITU’s PON Standards Roadmap
Dr. Effenberger has worked in the optical access field at Bellcore, Quantum Bridge Communications (Motorola), and Futurewei Technologies, where he is now the Vice President of the fixed access network lab. He and his team work on forward-looking fiber, copper, and coax access technologies. Noteworthy achievements include the world’s first XG-PON trial, first NG-PON2 trial, and first few-mode fiber PON. Frank is the rapporteur for ITU-T Q2/15. He is a Fellow of the OSA, the IEEE, and Huawei, and holds over 100 US patents.
Fabio Pittalà, Senior Research Engineer, Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH, USA
Fabio Pittalà received his M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2011. He is currently working as Senior Research Engineer at the German Research Center of Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH, Munich, Germany.
He is an active contributor to ITU-T SG15/Q6 mainly focusing on the specifications of interoperable coherent 100 Gbit/s, 200 Gbit/s and 400 Gbit/s optical interfaces for Recommendation ITU-T G.698.2.
He also authors more than 30 conference/journal papers and 6 patents. His expertises are in the field of high-speed digital signal processing for optical coherent transmission systems with emphasis on synchronization, channel estimation, equalization and optical parameters monitoring.
Dr. Stephen J. Trowbridge, Consulting Director of Standardization / Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15, Nokia, USA
Dr. Stephen J. Trowbridge is Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15, Networks, Technologies and Infrastructures for Transport, Access and Home. He is a Consulting Director of Standardization at Nokia. He received his B.S. (EE&CS), M.S. (CS), and Ph.D. (CS) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined Bell Laboratories–AT&T (now Nokia) in 1977. He has been active in optical networking standardization since 1995. He was a member of the IEEE P802.3ba 100 Gb/s Ethernet and IEEE P802.3bs 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet editorial teams. He is editor of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Flex Ethernet implementation agreement. He was named a Bell Labs Fellow in 2014.