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Jim Zou to reveal results of recent G.metro field trials at IEEE ICC

Presentation will outline key role of autonomous wavelength tuning for 5G applications

  • Speaker: Jim Zou, senior engineer, advanced technology, ADVA
  • Topics: Recent trials of G.metro-based passive WDM fronthaul in 5G testbeds
  • When: Monday, May 20, 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: IEEE International Conference on Communications, Oriental Riverside Hotel, Shanghai, China

With its future-proof bandwidth and greater utilization of fiber resources, passive WDM technology has emerged as a cost-effective solution in C-RAN environments to interconnect central offices and remote antenna sites. G.metro passive WDM enables single fiber working (SFW) operation by separating the up and downstream into two wavelength windows in the C-band. More importantly, the newly-standardized wavelength-agnostic interface (G.metro) allows autonomous wavelength tuning at the tail end given the connected port at the remote filter node.

In this presentation, Jim Zou will outline how this technology significantly enhances network operations and reduces the cost of optical transceivers. He’ll explain how ADVA has been implementing and evaluating G.metro prototype systems since the beginning of its standardization, from the laboratory to the field, and summarize the results of recent trials of G.metro passive WDM prototypes for upcoming 5G applications.