The advent of video-on-demand and interactive gaming has prompted the deployment of broadband infrastructures. Because of its large bandwidth, Passive Optical Networks (PONs) are seen as the technology to make this happen. However, there are numerous standards and technologies - EPON, BPON, GPON, APON, WDM-PON, TDM-PON - which network providers and device manufacturers need to know of and understand when developing their products. There are no books focused specifically on the technology of PONs. This book will be the definitive reference on PON technology and their application in the future development of broadband devices and systems.
A reference of this nature is ideal for professional internet application developers and those looking to burst on the scene with jobs at key billion dollar PON players such as Lucent, Mitsubishi and Samsung. The information contained in this tightly structured volume about these fun, limitless and amazingly versatile technologies will provide the aspiring entrepeneur with the knowledge and wherewithal they need to get up and running on the road to success as well.
*Balances treatment of the optical technologies with systems issues such as protocols, performance, management and protection
*Covers latest developments in WDM-PONS, protection switching, dynamic bandwidth allocation
*Practical coverage with a chapter on PON applications and deployment
*Case studies on implementing PONs