Journal article

Remote Repeater-Based EPON With MAC Forwarding for Long-Reach and High-Split-Ratio Passive Optical Networks

Chien Aun Chan, Manik Attygalle, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2010

Abstract

The Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) is one of the most viable optical access technologies for the provision of broadband services to users. However, the scalability of EPON has become a limiting factor in realizing network architecture with large coverage and a high number of subscribers. EPONs with longer reach and higher split ratios have been successfully demonstrated by researchers to overcome the physical limitations of reach and split ratio of the standard PON architecture. Nevertheless, the 1 Gb/s bandwidth that is shared among a larger number of users degrades the efficiency of EPON especially in terms of the data rate utilized by each user. In this paper, we propose a simple..

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