WDM PON Forum Mission Statement


The goal of the WDM-PON forum is to provide a resource for researchers, component and equipment suppliers, carriers, and other parties interested in passive optical networking technologies that utilize dedicated wavelengths as a method to provision services in access networks and to promote and advance the technologies required to enable cost-effective wavelength division multiplexing in Passive Optical Networks.


The forum endeavors to advance these technologies as means to provide high bandwidth, scalable services with physical-layer security, low energy consumption, and low total lifetime cost of ownership.



Light Reading: News Analysis
Light Reading: News Analysis


Top Stories
  • Verizon details metro 100G deployments

    Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has begun to roll out 100-Gbps capabilities in its metro networks via systems from Fujitsu Network Communications and Tellabs. The service provider is using coherent technology to support the 100-Gbps wavelengths to “gain the same benefits of increased capacity, superior latency and improved scalability in its metro network as it has from deploying 100G technology in its long-haul network,” the company said in a press release.

  • Sky, TalkTalk, CityFibre partner for 1-Gbps FTTH in York

    UK service providers Sky and TalkTalk and fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure company CityFibre say they will create a new company that will deliver 1-Gbps broadband services in the City of York, as well as two other locations that they will reveal later.

  • LG Uplus to use OTN for LTE-A CPRI backhaul

    Huawei says that South Korean mobile services provider LG Uplus will use its equipment to create a mobile backhaul network based on WDM and Optical Transport Network (OTN) for common public radio interface (CPRI) backhaul on LG Uplus's LTE-A network. The CPRI-over-WDM/OTN approach enables pooled baseband processing for distributed base stations, which saves fiber resources and improves network reliability, Huawei says.