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San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Standardization in ITU-T Study Group 15 on Transport, Access and Home

Thursday, 15 March, 12:45-13:45
Theater II, Hall E
Session organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

​Session Description

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 gives an overview of the latest development of international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) within ITU-T SG15, in particular, standards related to optical transport network, optical technologies and access network.


Hiroshi OtaHiroshi Ota, Study Group Advisor, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland

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.


Steve TrobridgeHot Topics on Optical Transport Networks
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.
Yuanqiu LuoITU-T PON Standards - Progress and Recent Activities
Dr. Yuanqiu Luo, Principal Engineer, Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D, USA
Dr. Yuanqiu Luo is an editor of ITU-T PON Recommendations G.987.3 (XG-PON), G.989.2 (NG-PON2), G.9802 (multi-wavelength PON), G.9807.1 (XGS-PON), G.RoF, and G.hsp.ComTC. She was a Clause Editor of IEEE Standard 802.1AS on PON time synchronization. She is currently a Principal Engineer in the Optical Access Network Department of Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D, USA. Her major projects include the first XG-PON trial with Verizon, PON as wireless xhaul, and the first NG-PON2 prototype system.  She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA. She authors more than 60 publications. Dr. Luo holds more than 30 patents. She was honored with an IEEE Standards Award in 2011. Dr. Luo is an IEEE Senior Member. She serves the research community as an editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and an editor of Springer Photonic Network Communications.
Fabio PittalaSpecifications for Coherent 100 Gbit/s DP-DQPSK Optical Interfaces in a Revision of ITU-T G.698.2
Fabio Pittalà, Senior Research Engineer, Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH, Germany
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 with more than 10 contributions on the specifications for coherent 100 Gbit/s DP-DQPSK optical interfaces in a revision of ITU-T G.698.2. He also authored more than 25 conference/journal papers and 5 patents. His expertise is in the field of high-speed digital signal processing for optical coherent transmission systems with emphasis in synchronization, channel estimation, equalization and optical parameters monitoring.


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