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COst-effective COhereNt Ultra-dense-WDM-PON for lambda-To-the-user access networks

COst-effective COhereNt Ultra-dense-WDM-PON for lambda-To-the-user access networks

Objective

The COCONUT proposal aims at the definition, study and realization of a new fully scalable optical access network significantly extending the network dimensions in terms of bandwidth utilization, reach and number of accommodated users. The envisioned access network evolves from the almost-commercial WDM-PON architecture to the realisation of the Ultra-Dense WDM solutions, opening the way to the "wavelength-to-the-user" concept. The key enabling technology will be a new cost-effective coherent detection scheme. This will allow for the first time to leverage from well known concepts to implement really cheap, yet effective, coherent terminals suitable for mass deployment. Although conceptually complex, these terminals must be compatible with the cost levels typical of low-cost consumer electronics, thus affordable to the end-users. Therefore COCONUT can drive the realization of flexible and bandwidth-efficient next-generation networks, compatible with the existing PON infrastructures. As a result, high speed connections will be available to the common users, thus opening the way to a huge potential of application and socio-economical developments.

Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Address

Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 673 977

Administrative Contact

Ernesto Ciaramella (Prof.)

Participants (7)

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PROMAX ELECTRONICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 251 360

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 652 226

III-V LAB

France

EU Contribution

€ 436 046

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 345 103

OPTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES A.B.E.T.E.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 183 400

ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 122 350

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 538

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318515

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 956 197

  • EU contribution

    € 2 788 000

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy