New ITU standards to boost Fibre to the Home from 10G to 50G

Millions of homes and businesses access global networks through the cost-efficient Passive Optical Network (PON) technologies standardized by ITU. The next generation, known as “Higher Speed PON”, will provide for speeds of 50 Gbit/s per wavelength, up from the 10 Gbit/s of its predecessors.

ITU News spoke with Frank Effenberger, Fellow at Futurewei Technologies and Rapporteur for ITU’s working group on optical systems for fibre access networks (Q2/15), to learn more evolution of the PON market and the motivations for ITU standards’ jump from 10G to 50G.

To continue reading this post from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), go to: https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/06/10/12/10/New-ITU-standards-to-boost-Fibre-to-the-Home-from-10G-to-50G

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