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Overview of the optical broadband access evolution: a joint article by operators in the IST network of excellence e-Photon/One

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This article presents an operators' view of the evolution towards broadband optical access networks. First, we describe a possible evolution of the optical access solution for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint architectures. Subsequently, currently available optical access solutions are evaluated and compared. Finally, we consider regulatory issues inside and outside Europe, and conclude by offering a recommendation with respect to regulation

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 8 )