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Recent developments in PON systems standards in ITU-T
Author(s): David W. Faulkner
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Paper Abstract

Recommendations for Broadband Passive Optical Networks (B-PON) and Gigabit Capable Passive Optical Networks (G-PON) are now reaching maturity in ITU-T. Many vendors are offering conformance with the B-PON series of standards and products with G-PON conformance are emerging. These systems typically operate over a maximum 20 km, 32-way split optical distribution network. The capacity of B-PON ranges from 155/155 Mbit/s symmetrical to 1240/620 Mbit/s asymmetrical transmission. G-PON extends this capacity to 2.4/2.4 Gbit/s and allows more efficient transmission of Ethernet. This paper presents an update on the status of standards on passive optical networks systems with emphasis on recent developments in Q.2/15 of ITU-T.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6012, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking IV, 60120N (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.629437
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David W. Faulkner, BT Group (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6012:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking IV
Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Benjamin B. Dingel, Editor(s)

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