Greater than 50 Gb/s Bidirectional Optical Access PHYs call for interest


The following request for agenda time for a Greater than 50 Gb/s Bidirectional Optical Access PHYs call for interest has been received from Frank Effenberger. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2022 Plenary meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada.

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In the past, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group has standardized bidirectional optical PHYs at speeds ranging from 100 Mb/s to 50 Gb/s over one single mode fiber, that are intended for optical access applications. Due to the growth of bandwidth demand, there is now a need for similar systems that run at higher speeds over the same fiber connections. This Call for Interest is to assess the support for the formation of a study group to explore the development of these higher speed bidirectional PHYs.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 11th July. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 20:00 to 21:30 on the evening of Tuesday 12th 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 14th July.



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