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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2018/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Optical Access System for Social Life)
PON, access, convergence, standards,
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This paper discusses the concept of PON standards convergence. The history of PON standardization is reviewed in brief as a way to explain how the industry arrived at its current divergent form. The reasons why convergence is favorable are enumerated, with a focus on what has changed since the last round of standardization. Finally, some paths forward are proposed.