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
  • Telefonica chooses Alcatel-Lucent for Spanish 100G fiber-optic network

    Telefonica has selected the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as the cornerstone of a 100-Gbps upgrade to the carrier’s fiber-optic network throughout the northwest, eastern, and southern portions of Spain. The Spanish incumbent seeks the increased capacity in its regional networks to meet the demands the increasing adoption of 4G LTE mobile wireless services, cloud services, and video have sparked.

  • Global consortium to build SEA-US undersea cable system

    A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies has agreed to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the United States. NEC Corp. has been announced as the system supplier.

  • FirstLight Fiber to acquire G4 Communications

    FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based service provider operating fiber-optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, reports that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications, including G4's customer base and data center located in Manchester, NH.