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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - Ethernet Access PMDs for Central Office Consolidation (Super-PON)

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Claudio DeSanti. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2018 Plenary meeting in San Diego, CA, USA. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Claudio DeSanti <cdssdc@xxxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group continues to develop standards to scale the speed of Passive Optical Networks (PONs) and point-to-point access networks. There is a growing need to further scale the coverage and reach of PONs to cover more customers at a greater distance from a Central Office. There is also an opportunity to define a common optical infrastructure to support both point-to-multipoint (P2MP) and point-to-point (P2P) operations. This means standardizing new Ethernet Access PMDs for P2MP and P2P operations over a common long reach optical infrastructure through cost effective wavelength division multiplexing techniques. The Study Group intends to leverage existing PCS and PMA definitions and may consider defining a 2.5Gb/s EPON PCS and PMA for upstream operations. This Call for Interest is to assess the support for the formation of a Study Group to explore the development of these new Ethernet Access PMDs.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 9th July. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 18:30 to 19:30 on the evening of Tuesday 10th July. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 12th July.

Best regards,
David Law, Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
Phone: +44 1631 563729
Email: dlaw@xxxxxxx

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