The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Curtis Knittle. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2015 Plenary meeting in Waikoloa, HI, USA. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Curtis Knittle
<c.knittle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.
The volume of traffic in residential and business access networks continues to increase, driven by the combination of growing number of subscribers, numbers of devices per subscriber, and innovative applications requiring more bandwidth. It is expected that
in the next 2-3 years, the combined bandwidth demand from residential and business applications will surpass the capabilities of existing 1G-EPON and 10G-EPON PHYs. Service providers that have invested in EPON now spearhead the industry drive to develop the
next generation of access technology that would offer increased capacities and seamless upgrade capabilities. The Next Generation EPON (NG-EPON) Call for Interest, to be held at the July plenary meeting in Hawaii, will present the market drivers and potentially-relevant
recent technical advancements, and will request the formation of a study group to further explore the next generation of EPON technology.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 13th July. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 18:00 to 19:30 on the evening of Tuesday 14th July. The vote to determine
if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 16th July.
David Law, Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
Phone: +44 1631 563729