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IEEE Communications Magazine August 2009 490163-6804/09/$25.00 2009 IEEE INTRODUCTION
 

Summary: IEEE Communications Magazine August 2009 490163-6804/09/$25.00 2009 IEEE
INTRODUCTION
Several different types of bandwidth-hungry
applications and services, including multimedia-
oriented applications such as high-definition
television (HDTV), are rapidly being deployed
in the access network. Hence, telecommunica-
tion operators are driven to upgrade their access
networks to provide broader bandwidth for their
subscribers.
The Full Service Access Network (FSAN) [1],
an affiliation of network operators and telecom
vendors, has completed its mission on the giga-
bit-capable passive optical network (GPON).
The International Telecommunication Union --
Telecommunication Standardization Sector
(ITU-T) G.984 series specifies various aspects of
GPON, including the general architecture, the
physical layer, the transmission convergence
(TC) layer, and the GPON management and

  

Source: Ansari, Nirwan - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

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