NG-EPON standard: published by IEEE

NG-EPON standard: published by IEEE

  IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced to survey next generation EPON demand. Via a new IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections Activity to engage global industry in discussion of the next generation Ethernet Passive Optical Network (NG-EPON).

NG-EPON, Worth to wait

NG-EPON, Worth to wait

  In 2009, IEEE approved the IEEE 802.3av 10G EPON standard. The standard contains both symmetric and asymmetric (10Gbps downstream and 1Gbps upstream) operating specifications. However, although both the 10G EPON standards and its systems are mature, 10G EPON equipment deployment has not ready to take off.
  Nonetheless, IEEE has decided to launch the next generation EPON standard project, because the system equipment manufacturers and network operators, especially in Asia, North America and South America, are interested in exploring the next generation EPON technology.

NG-EPON FTTx Application(visualized)

NG-EPON FTTx Application(visualized)

  IEEE announced the NG-EPON Ad Hoc and three other new standards, which include:

  • IEEE P802.3br– “Ethernet revised draft Standard: Specification and Management Parameters for Interspersing Express Traffic”. The Ethernet standard is for the following application areas: audio / video, automotive, industrial automation and transportation, in order to be able to connect with the physical integration of the cost-effective, low-latency and Best-effort traffic.
  • IEEE P802.3bt– “Ethernet revised draft Standard: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for DTE Power via MDI over 4-Pair”. The standard is for the market for more powerful and more efficient power over Ethernet (PoE) capability needs.
  • IEEE P802.3bu– “Ethernet revised draft Standard: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for 1-Pair Power over Data Lines”. The standard is designed to IEEE 802.3 Ethernet over a single twisted pair connection, PoE extend to the data terminal equipment (DTE).


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