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The 5th Generation Fixed Networks (F5G): New Use Cases and Technologies

Tuesday, 08 June 07:00 – 08:00

Session Description:

Fixed networks based on optical fiber form an essential foundation of modern digital communications. From access networks to core and data center networks, fiber is ubiquitous. Currently, there is an industry-wide effort to set a clear evolution path for fixed networks, similar to that seen in mobile networks with well-defined generations such as 3G, 4G, and 5G. The next generation of fixed networks is being regarded as the 5th generation of fixed networks (F5G). The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has recently established an Industry Specification Group (ISG) for F5G, aiming to define clear generational capabilities and features.

This workshop will bring together experts actively participating in this new F5G initiative, along with those deploying fiber networks and researching how fiber networks might evolve. Many new use cases will be discussed, from conventional telecoms, to emerging applications in vertical industries and in premises networks. Topics in scope of this workshop will also include new technologies for FTTH and LAN, transport networks, network slicing, autonomous operation and end-to-end quality of experience.

The workshop will serve as a forum to discuss what F5G is about and to influence the future evolution of optical fiber networks. We expect a lively exchange of views as F5G is such a new and rapidly moving industry-wide initiative. It is hoped that new research and development activities will be stimulated by such discussions at OFC that will help define future generations of fixed networks in the 5G era and beyond.


Luca Pesando, ETSI’s F5G ISG, Italy

Luca Pesando has more than twenty-five years of experience in Information and Communication Technologies with Telecom Italia. In the company, he is coordinator of standardization activities since 2006. At present Luca is chairman of ISG F5G of ETSI, and vice-chairman of ISG Experiential Network Intelligence (ENI). He is also co-chairman of WP1 in SG13 of ITU-T. In the past, Luca has covered leading roles in various standards initiatives in ESTI and independent Industry forums.

Xiang Liu, Futurewei Technologies, USA

Xiang Liu has over twenty years of experience in optical transport and access networks. He has authored over 350 publications and holds over 100 US patents. He has served as a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018, and is currently serving as a Deputy Editor of Optics Express and an Advisory Board member of NGOF. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE.


Philippe Chanclou, Orange, France
Talk Title: New Applications and Use Cases Related to F5

Philippe Chanclou received the Ph. D. and Habilitation degrees in 1999 and 2007. Since 2004, he joined Orange Labs where he was engaged in research on the next generation optical access networks. He is manager of Fixed Access Networks team which involves on FTTx topics for Home, Enterprise and Antenna.

Frank Effenberger, Fellow, Futurewei Technologies, USA
Talk Title: Progresses on the Technical Work Items in F5G

Frank has researched fixed access systems for over 25 years at Bellcore, Quantum Bridge, and now at Futurewei, where he is the company Fellow responsible for this area.  He has contributed to the design of many PON systems, the dominant access technology today, and to their standardization by holding leadership roles at ITU-T, IEEE 802.3 and ETSI.

Junjie Li, China Telecom, China
Talk Title: Technical Progresses Made by the Next-Generation Optical Network Forum (NGOF)        

Dr. Junjie Li has worked with China Telecom for more than 15 years in R&D and deployment of optical communication and networking technology. Currently he is Chief Expert of Optical Transport Network in China Telecom. Junjie got his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing. Junjie served as China Telecom representative in OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) from 2008 and was OIF BoD member from 2015 to 2017 and OIF NetOp (Net Operator) WG Chair from 2017 till now. Dr. Li served as a TPC member of OECC2016, OFC2018, OFC2019 and OFC2020. Junjie is one of co-founders of NGOF (Next Generation Optical transport network Forum) and served as the Executive Director of NGOF from 2017.

Luca Pesando, ETSI’s F5G ISG, Italy

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