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  • Konstantinos Kanonakis
  • Ioannis Tomkos
  • H. Krimmel
  • F. Schaich
  • C. Lange
  • E. Weis
  • J. Leuthold
  • M. Winter
  • S. Romero
  • Pandelis Kourtessis
  • Milos Milosavljevic
  • I.N. Cano
  • O. Prat
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71–78
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


This paper presents a novel optical access network architecture based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology and applied on a Passive Optical Network (PON) topology. In compliance with Next Generation Optical Access (NGOA) requirements, this architecture targets to outperform existing PON solutions in terms of total capacity, bandwidth allocation flexibility, number of users and network reach. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for convergence with wireless technologies and a smooth migration path from legacy access solutions like TDMA-PONs and DSL.

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