Optical Networks+: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Efficiency
FP6 IST Network of Excellence Project
Project web site http://www.e-photon-one.org/
Start-End Dates 03/01/2006 - 28/02/2008
Coordinator Neri, Fabio (PoliTO)
  • Politecnico di Torino - Italy (PoliTO)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università degli Studi di Bologna - Italy (DEIS-UNIBO)
  • Fondazione Ugo Bordoni - Italy (FUB)
  • Politecnico di Milano - Italy (PoliMI)
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento - Italy (SSSUP)
  • Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal - Spain (TID)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Spain (UAM)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Spain (UC3M)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Spain (UPC)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - Spain (UPVLC)
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações - Portugal (IT)
  • Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications - France (GET)
  • France Telecom - France (FT)
  • Faculté Polytechnique de Mons - Belgium (FPMs)
  • Interdisciplinair instituut voor BreedBand Technologie vzw - Belgium (IBBT)
  • MULTITEL - Belgium (MULT)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven - The Netherlands (TU/e)
  • Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd. - United Kingdom (FLE)
  • Intel Corporation UK Ltd - United Kingdom (IRC)
  • The University of Southampton - United Kingdom (ORC-CC2)
  • University College London - United Kingdm (UCL)
  • University of Essex - United Kingdom (UEssex) Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Technical University of Denmark) - Denmark (DTU)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan - Sweden (KTH)
  • Telenor ASA - Norway (TELENOR)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. - Germany (Fraunhofer) Technische Universität Berlin - Germany (TUB)
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen - Germany (UDE) Universitaet Stuttgart - Germany (UST-IKR)
  • Technische Universitaet Wien (Vienna University of Technology) - Austria (TUW) Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza - Poland (AGH)
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Hungary (BME)
  • Sveuciliste u Zagrebu Fakultet Elektrotehnike i Racunarstva - Croatia (TELFER)
  • Research and Education Society in Information Technologies - Greece (AIT)
  • Research Academic Computer Technology Institute - Greece (R.A.C.T.I.)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems/National Technical University of Athens - Greece (ICCS/NTUA)
  • National and Kapodestrian University of Athens - Greece (UoA)
  • University of Peloponnese - Greece (UoPelop)
  • Bilkent Universitesi - Turkey (BILKENT) University of Cambridge (UCAM-DENG)


The Network of Excellence (NoE) e-Photon/ONe+, funded by the European Commission, focuses on the 'Broadband for All' strategic objective of the IST 4th call of FP6, targeting network-oriented and system-oriented aspects of the optically enabled broadband. The project has been built upon the experience gained within the previous NoE e-Photon/ONe, funded within the IST 1st call of FP6.

The NoE consortium is composed by 40 partners coming from Turkey to Portugal, and integrates academic and industrial partners, including major system companies, important device manufacturers and European telecommunication operators.

The project co-ordinator is Politecnico di Torino. The project manager is Prof. Fabio Neri of the Electronics Department. He leads a research group on optical networks inside the Telecommunications Networks Group . The overall management of the project, regarding administrative, financial and legal issues, is carried out by the EU Affairs Office.

The main technical aim of the e-Photon/ONe+ is to demonstrate and spread awareness of the potential advantages of optical technologies with respect to electronic technologies in both telecom networks and customer-controlled grids. The focus includes both incrementally improving and emerging optical technologies. In a joint effort, the participants to the NoE will work towards a consensus on the engineering choices for the deployment of cost-effective optical technologies as the foundation for the future Internet, with the strong intention to provide valuable inputs to the standardization bodies and guidelines to the operators, as well as competitive feedback to European telecom equipment manufacturers.