February 17, 2017

Connected OFCity: Technology innovations for a smart city project [Invited]

  • Bourg K.
  • Campelo D.
  • Chanclou P.
  • Dai E.
  • Du L.
  • Figuerola S.
  • Forde T.
  • Harstead E.
  • Jungnickel V.
  • Khotimsky D.
  • Marinescu M.
  • Middleton C.
  • Roberts H.
  • Ruffini M.
  • Simeonidou D
  • Takahara T.
  • Tucker R.
  • Valcarenghi L.
  • Vetter P.
  • Wey J.
  • Yadav R.
  • Yin S.

Around the world, municipalities have been making substantial investments into broadband access infrastructure to accelerate the build-out of an urban phenomenon that has become known as a smart or connected city. At the 2016 Optical Fiber Communications Conference, a team contest, the Connected OFCity Challenge, was held to discuss the technological innovations and to examine dependencies and intricacies of a connected city project. The participants, four teams of experts coming from a cross-section of the industry, presented and defended their visions of future applications and innovative architecture and technologies to realize the interconnection. This paper provides a synthesis of the four competitive proposals offered for the contest and their ensuing discussions.

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