PON Convergence

Frank EFFENBERGER  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B   No.4   pp.947-951
Publication Date: 2018/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017OAI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Optical Access System for Social Life)
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Keyword: 
PON,  access,  convergence,  standards,  

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Summary: 
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.