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Full Name: Paneuropean Photonic Transport Overlay Network

Duration: 1/10/95-30/9/98 (Finished)


  • Siemens AG Oesterreich (Austria)
  • Centro de Estudos de Telecomunicacoes (Portugal)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
  • Heinrich Hertz Institut (Germany)
  • Oesterreichische Post und Telegraphverwaltung (Austria
  • Lucent Technologies (Germany)
  • Philips Optoelectronics Centre (The Netherlands)
  • Siemens Muenchen (Germany)
  • Technical University Vienna (Austria)
  • Telecom Australia (Australia)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (U.K.)


  • Development of basic features of a future Pan-European transport core network, implementation of key functionalities in a field demonstrator network

INTEC's Role:

  • Design and evaluation of WDM optical transport network. Analysis of the physical limitations imposed by crosstalk, noise and signal distortion.

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