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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - Bidirectional 50Gb/s optical access PHYs

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Xinyuan Wang. 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 Xinyuan Wang <wangxinyuan@xxxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

In the past, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group has standardized bidirectional optical PHYs running at 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s over one single mode fiber, that are intended for optical access applications. Presently, the bidirectional 10 Gb/s and 25 Gb/s Optical Access PHYs Study Group has started. In the near future, due to the high bandwidth requirement of 5G mobile networks, bidirectional links running at 50 Gb/s will be needed. This Call for Interest is to assess the support for the formation of a study group to explore the development of 50Gb/s bidirectional optical access PHYs.


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 19:30 to 20:30 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:  mailto:dlaw@xxxxxxx

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