The following request for agenda time for a Bidirectional 50Gb/s optical access PHYs call for interest has been received from Xinyuan Wang. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2018 Plenary meeting in San Diego, CA, 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. Presently, the bidirectional 10 Gb/s and 25 Gb/s Optical Access PHYs Study Group has started. In the near future, due to the high bandwidth requirement of 5G mobile networks, bidirectional links running at 50 Gb/s will be needed. This Call for Interest is to assess the support for the formation of a study group to explore the development of 50Gb/s bidirectional optical access PHYs.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 9th July. 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 12th July.