An Evolutionary WDM Upgrade for EPONs

  title={An Evolutionary WDM Upgrade for EPONs},
  author={Michael P. McGarry and Martin Maier and Martin Reisslein},
In this paper we look at evolutionary upgrade paths to Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) on an Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) . We then propose a method for providing an evolutionary upgrade to WDM in EPONs. We specifically outline an extension t the MultiPoint Control Protocol (MPCP) defined by the IEEE 802.3ah committee to allow for the evoluti nary upgrade to WDM within an EPON. We also look at some methods for the Optical Line Terminal (OLT)to manage the bandwidth allocation… CONTINUE READING