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Re: [802.3_NGEPON] Objectives

Ed et al.,  

The concern in the past was about the use of the word "lane" which has been
used and abused around (not in this group) to the point where it became
meaningless. Why not just simply state: 

Provide specifications for physical layers operating over a single SMF
strand and supporting the MAC data rate of:
- At least 25 Gb/s in downstream and at least 25 Gb/s in upstream
- Up to 100 Gb/s in downstream and up to 100 Gb/s in upstream

The first one would be the base PHY, where the majority of the work would
have to be done. The second option is essentially a combination of multiple
base PHYs together into a larger capacity system. As we discussed before,
once we get 25/25G designed, doing asymmetric 25/10G will be easy (just
steal upstream from 10G-EPON and put them together, we know that is simple
enough to do spec-wise). If we have a mechanism to disable lanes in PHY,
then we do not really need to worry about intermediate speeds and
combinations - that would become a product problem, rather than a spec
problem. We would need to specify a protocol to discover the number of
supported wavelengths, set ground rules for ONUs to play with the OLT, etc..
but it seems more reasonable than specifying a horde of PHY types. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Harstead, Edward E (Ed) [mailto:ed.harstead@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:32 AM
To: STDS-802-3-NGEPON@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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.


Curtis Knittle
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