Polito: il nuovo master per esperti di reti in fibra ottica

Photonics for Data Networks and Metrology, this will be the name of the new, innovative master course at Turin Polytech.

5G, HD videos, contents of virtual and augmented reality, growth of cloud services, synchronisation of networks and Internet of things: all these technologies are becoming more and more important in our daily life. However, due to their massive use , they will lead in the years to come to a huge increase of the data traffic and of the demand for networks synchronisation. That’s why photonic networks have to be more and more widespread and elastic and to offer innovative services, in order to meet this growing demand.

For this reason, professionals able to deal with this transformation will play a fundamental role. The new II level Master course Photonics for Data Networks and Metrology of Turin Polytech has been specifically created for these professions of the future. It has been created in collaboration with INRiM and other 17 institutions, like companies, research centres and consortia: AGH, Clonets, Cisco, ISMB, Juniper Networks, LPL, MenloSystems, Oclaro, PSNC, Seven Solutions, SM Optics, Synopsys, Syrte, TIM, Telecom Infra Project, Top-IX, Ustav..

The fact that so many partners are involved in supporting the initiative proves that there is a need for a vertical and multidisciplinary knowledge about these new issues. The program is also supported by the EU through the project H2020-INFRAINNOV-CLONETS and will offer both theoretical and practical lessons as well as a final stage in a European company or research centre.

The aim of the Master is to provide multidisciplinary competences and knowledge about transmission and photonic networks but also about the principles of metrology and of distribution of time/frequency connection on telecommunication infrastructures based on optical fibre transmission. The program is intended for students having different backgrounds, from ICT graduates to physics and metrology graduates and will create hybrid professional figures that will be able to develop and administrate cutting-edge photonic networks, in order to support a growing traffic that will also require the distribution of time/frequency connections from and within metrology centres.

The Master is leaded by Professor Curri from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni ) of the Turin Polytech in collaboration with Doctor Calonico from INRiM and is a full-time program lasting an academic year that will start on September 2018 and finish in November 2019.