FTTx: The rise of broadband optical access

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FTTx is the topic of this year workshop, i.e. the eighth International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies. Since the arena of optical access solutions is seeing increasing number of acronyms, it is appropriate to use this editorial to shed light on some of them. Depending on the physical point in the field where fiber terminates and interfaces with copper and/or equipment, FTTx may take any of the forms described above. These forms however can be realized using different technologies and protocols.

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  • Tarek S. El-Bawab

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