Proposed Next Generation Ethernet Passive
Optical Networking (NGEPON) Industry Connection Activity


A request for agenda time to consider a proposed Next Generation Ethernet Passive Optical Networking (NGEPON) Industry Connection Activity has been received from Howard Frazier. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC November 2013 Plenary meeting in Dallas, TX, USA.

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Draft Next Generation Ethernet Passive Optical Networking (NGEPON) Industry Connection Activity Initiation Document (ICAID)

Motivation and Goal from draft ICAID

IEEE Std 802.3-2012 includes specifications for the Data Link and Physical layers for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) operating at 1 Gb/s (1G-EPON) and 10 Gb/s (10G-EPON). There is a need to explore the technology options for a next generation of EPON, operating at data rates beyond 10 Gb/s.

Proposed Deliverables from draft ICAID

The activity will generate a report which will detail: (a) operatorsí requirements, (b) technological and economic tradeoffs of various approaches to next generation EPON, (c) the state of the art for optical subscriber access network technology, and (d) potential solutions that merit further consideration.


This proposed Industry Connections activity will be announced during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on he afternoon of Monday 11th November. A consensus building meeting is scheduled to occur from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday 12th November. The vote to endorse the ICAID will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 14th November.



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