What is the PHUJIN project?
The PHUJIN project is a national project supported by the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) that seeks to scale the optical network capacity while decreasing the routing cost-per-bit and extending the optical reach by introducing a spatial bypass through a spatial cross-connect that incorporates a core-based routing capability.
Why is the project named PHUJIN?
Fujin is the Japanese god who controls the wind using a large bag of wind he carries on his shoulders. We call the project PHUJIN because just as the god allows the wind to flow freely, the project supports future Beyond-5G Communications services by freely transporting the ultra-large data flows generated by these services using lightwave technology.
What does the PHUJIN project cover?
The PHUJIN project comprises five subprojects:
- SDM optical network node design project (Kagawa University)
- SDM optical network system project (KDDI Research)
- SDM omnidirectional optical amplification project (NEC Corporation)
- SDM optical switch project (Santec Corporation)
- SDM high-density wiring / connection project (Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.)
How long will the PHUJIN project run?
The PHUJIN project was started in August 2021 and will continue for four years.