e-Photon/ONe+: Optical Networks+: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Efficiency
The main technical aim of the e-Photon/ONe+ is to demonstrate and spread awareness of the potential advantages of optical technologies with respect to electronic technologies in both telecom networks and customer-controlled grids
"The Network of Excellence (NoE) e-Photon/ONe+, funded by the European Commission, focuses on the 'Broadband for All' strategic objective of the IST 4th call of FP6, targeting network-oriented and system-oriented aspects of the optically enabled broadband. The project has been built upon the experience gained within the previous NoE e-Photon/ONe, funded within the IST 1st call of FP6.
The NoE consortium is composed by 40 partners coming from Turkey to Portugal, and integrates academic and industrial partners, including major system companies, important device manufacturers and European telecommunication operators.
The project co-ordinator is Politecnico di Torino. The project manager is Prof. Fabio Neri of the Electronics Department. He leads a research group on optical networks inside the Telecommunications Networks Group . The overall management of the project, regarding administrative, financial and legal issues, is carried out by the EU Affairs Office.
The main technical aim of the e-Photon/ONe+ is to demonstrate and spread awareness of the potential advantages of optical technologies with respect to electronic technologies in both telecom networks and customer-controlled grids. The focus includes both incrementally improving and emerging optical technologies. In a joint effort, the participants to the NoE will work towards a consensus on the engineering choices for the deployment of cost-effective optical technologies as the foundation for the future Internet, with the strong intention to provide valuable inputs to the standardization bodies and guidelines to the operators, as well as competitive feedback to European telecom equipment manufacturers."