POF-PLUS - Plastic Optical Fibre for Pervasive Low-Cost Ultra-High Capacity Systems

POF-PLUS will develop new components, modify fibre assemblies and optimise transmission techniques to enable high speed (multiple Gbps) optical links based on standard large-core Plastic Optical Fibre (POF) which will take full advantage of the intrinsic low cost and extreme ease of installation of POF based systems to aid both wired and wireless service delivery to end users in next generation networks (NGN).

Class International project
Status Completed (30/04/2011)
Type European Research Projects
Lenght 36 months

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy)

  • Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy)
  • Telecom Italia SPA (Italy)
  • Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule Nuernberg (Germany)
  • Rosetta I.P. LTD (Israel)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Germany)
  • Firecomms Limited (Ireland)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V (Germany)
  • France Telecom SA (France)
  • Luceat S.P.A. (Italy)
Budget 3.65 millions euros
Web site Project site