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Optical Access and Next-Generation Networks


The Nanophotonics Technology Center and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia are developing a project to facilitate access to low-cost high-speed Internet with ultra-wideband (UWB). UWB is a technology that enables broadband connectivity with transmission speeds that exceed three gigabits per second per user in indoor environments.

The UCELLS project is funded by the R&D 7th Framework Program of the European Union and its objective is to develop a new monitoring system and efficient management of UWB picocell clusters that are based on a radio-over-fibre.

Among the advantages offered by the new system is the ability to simultaneously distribute multiple high-definition video channels and high-speed Internet access –limited only by service operator capacity.