Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Service Interoperability for EPON (IEEE P1904.1) Reaches Milestone

A draft IEEE P1904.1 Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON) standard has reached Working Group ballot stage, representing a significant milestone for multi-vendor, "plug-and-play" interoperability in EPON systems. The IEEE P1904.1 SIEPON draft standard covers both 1G-EPON and 10G-EPON and describes the transport, service, and control planes.

IEEE P1904.1 SIEPON offers clear-cut guidance to component manufacturers, system manufacturers, network operators, and testing laboratories.

The IEEE said it expects the current document to be published as a final standard in 2012 pending further review. http://standards.ieee.org/