“With a bit of luck and cooperation of the major stakeholders in the public market, we will have in about two years time faster internet connections”, according to professor John Marsh. But the far east will be the first to enjoy this advantage, as they have invested heavily in fibre optic systems over the past decade rather than relying on old copper networks like Europe and North America. On top of that it is of immense importance that the leading access network companies in the world agree on standards that include a robust roadmap for the next 15 years. Continue reading “Photonic integration in the future access market – Interview with Professor John Marsh, University of Glasgow”
Photonic integration in the access market – has the moment finally arrived? – Presented by John Marsh, University of Glasgow at the Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 26, 2017, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Photonic Integrated Circuits are a critical enabler in the major markets of communications, sensing, healthcare, and optical signal processing. Optical communications is the largest of these, with a 60% market share. Integration in optical transceivers is predicted to grow rapidly, with revenue growing from $4bn in 2018 to $6bn by 2021, while that for transceivers based on discrete components will plateau at $4bn. Costs must be reduced however, and the barriers faced by photonics will be contrasted with historical progress in electronics. Recommendations around specific integration technologies will be made to address the particular challenges faced in the access/PON market. Continue reading “Photonic integration in the access market – has the moment finally arrived? – Presented by John Marsh, University of Glasgow”