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Re: [802.3_NGEPON] Objectives


I thought the table was a great idea, but I am now not so sure.  What happens if you start with 25 down/10 up, and later you add a 25 down/25 up?  Sounds like a reasonable scenario.  The MAC then must support 50 down/35 up.  That would be disallowed by the table.  You would have to replace all the 25/10 ONUs before you could add any more upstream capacity.

As an example, NG-PON2 simply said that any downstream lane is either 2.5G or 10G, and every upstream lane is either 2.5G or 10G (it only disallowed 2.5 down/10 up wavelength pairs).  They did not build a table of all the permutations, they never worried that the PON could have a "weird" total capacity of, say, 12.5 down/5 up.  (I realize a difference is that we are grouping all wavelengths under a single MAC, but I'm just trying to make a point with this example.)

So I wonder if we should go back to text.  What about:

Provide specifications for a downstream physical layer that operates over one, two, three, or four lanes of 25 Gb/s each, supported by a single MAC.
Provide specifications for an upstream physical layer that operates over one, two, three, or four lanes, each of which may be either 10 or 25 Gb/s, supported by a single MAC.

From: Curtis Knittle [C.Knittle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 10:59 PM
To: STDS-802-3-NGEPON@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [802.3_NGEPON] Objectives


Please find attached the PowerPoint file we used this evening to consider/massage new objectives. We’ll pick up with this file in the morning, 8 am EDT.


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