• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Standards Update with the Latest on 5G Transport, Higher Speed PON, SDM, OTN Technologies, and Interoperable Optical Interfaces

Tuesday, 07 March, 11:00 – 12:00

Theater III


Paul Doolan, Infinera, USA

Session Description:

The international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) developed by Study Group 15 detail technical specifications giving shape to global communication infrastructure. The groups 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 and home 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. This session presents hot topics from the latest development of international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) within ITU-T SG15, in particular, standardization work related to transport network support of IMT-2020/5G mobile, Higher Speed PON (Passive Optical Network) including the use of wavelength division multiplexing, Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) for fiber-based home networking, and OTN (Optical Transport Network) evolution beyond 400G. The session will also discuss interoperable optical interface standardization work along with a brief overview of activities on aspects of optical submarine cable systems and other optical infrastructures.

Organized by:


Frank J. Effenberger, Fellow, Future Wei Technologies, USA

Vince E. Ferretti, Telecom and Ethernet Standards Manager, Corning, USA

Tom Huber, Optical Standards Development, Nokia, USA