plugPON – PLUGgables (and not only) to upgrade and simplify 10G and beyond PONs
Reinforce research, technological development and innovation
- PICadvanced, S.A., Project Leader
- Altice Labs, S.A.
- Instituto de Telecomunicações
Total eligible costs
European Union funding
FEDER – COMPETE 2020 – 1.244.759,99 €
Conceived by PICadvanced and the member consortium, the plugPON project aims to design and develop pluggable optoelectronic transceivers, as well as key equipment and features for the different optical access networks. Technologically, the solutions pursued by this project are divided between standardized access networks – in the deployment phase such as XGS-PON and NG-PON2 – and under-standardization access networks – still in the development phase, aiming supported rates of 25 Gbps, 50 Gbps, and 100 Gbps. To support these project aspects, the research and development will focus on the different optical, electronic, packaging, firmware, software, and system integration components, leading to innovative and technology break-through solutions.