• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Tuesday, 08 March 13:00 – 14:00
Theater III

Session Description:

This session will review the two potential candidates for the next generation of PON. It will have representation from operators and vendors on both sides of the issue.

Moderators: 

Frank Effenberger, VP Fixed Access Network Lab, Futurewei Technologies, USA; Ed Harstead, Lead Technology Strategist, Nokia, USA

Panelists: 

Ed Harstead, Lead Technology Strategist, Nokia, USA
Is This Town Big Enough for Both 25G and 50G PON?

Frank Effenberger, VP Fixed Access Network Lab, Futurewei Technologies, USA
The Evolution of the PON Market

Edward Walter, Area Manager Network Planning, AT&T, USA
Future of Broadband After XGS PON

Philippe Chanclou, Team Manager, Fixed Access Networks (FAN), Orange Labs, France
Optical Access Network Ready for the 50G PON

Ian Horsley, Senior Manager Access Network Research, British Telecom, United Kingdom
25G, 50G or Both?

Dezhi Zhang, Optical Access Senior Expert and Project Manager, China Telcom, China
50G PON, a Promising Evolutionary Path

Biographies: 

Philippe Chanclou, Team Manager, Fixed Access Networks (FAN), Orange Labs, France
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, VP Fixed Access Network Lab, Futurewei Technologies, USA
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.

Ed Harstead, Lead Technology Strategist, Nokia, USA
In the 1990s Ed Harstead led standardization and implementation of first gen TDM PON technologies and managed first gen WDM PON research.
Ed spent most of the 2000s in DWDM transport product management.
In the current decade he has been supporting the Nokia CTO for Fixed Networks, with a recent focus on the standardization of high speed PON.

Ian Horsley, Senior Manager Access Network Research, British Telecom, United Kingdom
Ian joined BT after a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University. He has been involved in the design and standardisation of a wide range of DSL technologies and currently leads BT’s access research including optical access. He has (co-)authored 20 patents. He is vice-chair of the working party for transport aspects of access in the ITU-T SG15.

Ed Walter, Area Manager Network Planning, AT&T, USAEd Walter joined AT&T in 2000 and is currently a Director Member Technical Staff within the Converged Access Architecture organization.  Ed has been engaged in Access ideation and development since 2006 when he joined the AT&T Lightspeed project to deploy Broadband/IPTV over xDSL and PON.  He is currently leading test teams that develop and certify Broadband and Mobility Transport technologies at AT&T.  He is an AT&T 2020 Science and Technology Medal Recipient awarded for his significant contributions to Broadband Access technologies, as well as a prolific inventor with over 100 Patents.

Dezhi Zhang, Optical Access Senior Expert and Project Manager, China Telcom, China
Dezhi Zhang currently works with China Telecom Research Institute, Optical access senior expert in China Telecom Group, mainly engaged in technical research, innovation and application in the field of optical access, actively participating in the standardization research of ITU-T. Mr. ZHANG is a co-editor of several ITU-T Recommendations for PON technologies.