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Analysis and solutions of QoS issue in Ethernet PON
Author(s): Ao Zhang; Yan He; Lei Shi
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Paper Abstract

Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) aims at providing full services to end users over a single platform, which combines the low cost Ethernet equipment and economic fiber infrastructure, appears to be the best candidate for the future broad access network. Due to Ethernet has a seamless connection with modern IP network, EPON has shown excellent performance when transmitting data service. However, a key technical challenge for EPON vendors lies in enhancing Ethernet’s capabilities to support real-time services, such as VoIP, live video and other TDM services, e .g. POTS and T1/E1. In order to guarantee the required QoS, many new technologies are introduced, either common to all IP based network or dedicated to EPON network. Firstly, a short overview of EPON technology is given. Then, two prevailing QoS architectures, Intserv and Diffserv, are presented in detail. Both their advantages and disadvantages are also discussed. Subsequently, the light is turned to a certain DBA algorithm, which is more efficient in EPON. Both the features of the algorithm and the main ideas are described in particular. At last, reserving bandwidth for TDM service, which is simple but not very efficient, is also proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5282, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications, (15 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.523168
Show Author Affiliations
Ao Zhang, Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
Yan He, Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
Lei Shi, Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5282:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications
S. J. Ben Yoo; Kwok-wai Cheung; Yun-Chur Chung; Guangcheng Li, Editor(s)

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