From the Back Cover Master optical First Mile technologies with this end-to-end solutions guide that incorporates the most current advances and features Understand the range of First Mile technologies available in the marketplace and the policies and technologies impacting future trends Review step-by-step guides to building end-to-end solutions for optical networking Master Free Space Optics, EPON, and PON design and concepts Learn technology options with coverage of the latest optical switching systems Named by an IEEE task force, the first mile refers to the connections between business/residential subscribers and the public networks central office or point of presence. This task force, of which Cisco is a member, is developing standards and products that use Ethernet as the Layer 2 protocol of choice for the economical and efficient delivery of broadband related services. First Mile Advanced Access Technologies reviews the standards, policies, products, features and services related to the growing delivery of broadband services. It provides an overview of all the protocols currently bringing services to the first mile, including DSL, cable modems, ISDN, satellite, and broadband wireless. The book then moves forward detailing the advancements and capabilities of optical networking. The book also provides end-to-end solution designs, incorporating the latest advancements in the technologies and reviewing the capabilities of some of the newest optical switching systems. A specific review of scalability keeps current design guides in tune with potential future needs. First Mile Advanced Access Technologies offers readers step-by-step, basic to advanced coverage of an end-to-end solution for optical networking. Ashwin Gumaste is currently completing a PhD in Optical Networking and is also part of the Photonics Networking Laboratory with Fujitsu. He is the author of DWDM Network Design and Engineering Solutions from Cisco Press. ,b>Tony Anthony, CCNP, CCIP, is a Technical Marketing Engineer with the Optical Networking Group at Cisco Systems. He is the author of DWDM Network Design and Engineering Solutions from Cisco Press. Read more About the Author Ashwin Gumaste received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. Currently, Ashwin is with Fujitsu Laboratories in the Photonics Networking Laboratory (PNL) group in Richardson, Texas, where his research includes network development and design. Previously, Ashwin worked with Cisco Systems under the Optical Networking Group. He has written numerous papers and has more than two dozen pending or approved U.S. and EU patents, and in 1991, Ashwin was awarded the National Talent Search Scholarship in India. His research interests include optical and wireless networking and self-similar phenomenon in social and networking environments. He proposed the first architecture to implement optical burst transport and dynamic lightpath provisioning, called Light-trails, and also proposed the Light-frame framework-a conceptual model for future packet mode optical communication. He is the coauthor of DWDM Network Designs and Engineering Solutions, published by Cisco Press. Tony Antony, CCNP, CCIP, has more than 13 years of telecommunications/data-networking experience and is currently working at Cisco Systems as a technical marketing engineer in the Service Provider Solutions Engineering Group. He received a master's degree in telecommunications from Southern Methodist University and also holds multiple other certifications, such as FC-SAN. Tony's previous experience includes engineering positions at Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Knowledge Laboratories, TTI, and KPMG. He has authored numerous technical papers at international conferences in the networking area. His research interests include optical Internet and network simulations. He is the coauthor of DWDM Network Designs and Engineering Solutions, published by Cisco Press. Read more
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