The following request for agenda time for a Bidirectional 10Gb/s and 25Gb/s optical access PHYs call for interest has been received from Frank Effenberger. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC March 2018 Plenary meeting in Rosemont, IL, USA.
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In the past, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group has standardized bidirectional optical PHYs running at 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s over one single mode fiber, that are intended for optical access applications. Due to the growth of bandwidth demand, there is now a need for similar systems that run at higher speeds, such as 10 Gb/s and 25 Gb/s, over distances of at least 20 km. This Call for Interest is to assess the support for the formation of a study group to explore the development of these bidirectional PHYs.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 5th March. A call for interest consensus building meeting will be scheduled to occur during the week. 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 8th March.