The existing modes of information transport and processing cannot cope efficiently anymore with the fast growing volume of telecommunication services as well as their users all around the world we are facing today. In addition the capacities of all existing information transmission media are naturally limited. Therefore a completely new mode of information transport and processing is needed to guaranty the most efficient use of the existing information transport media as well as the quality of telecommunication services for all users involved and interested. The creative integration of photonic and nanoelectronic technologies is definitely the right way to develop these new modes necessary for the sustainable evolution of information and communication services in the future.
By Dr Marko Jagodic, Advisor to the Director General, Iskratel, Slovenia