10-Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (XG-PON): General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
This Recommendation addresses the general requirements of 10-Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (XG-PON) systems, in order to guide and motivate the physical layer and the transmission convergence layer specifications. The general requirements include examples of services, user network interfaces (UNIs) and service node interfaces (SNIs), as well as the principal deployment configurations that are requested by network operators. This Recommendation also includes the system and operational requirements to meet the needs of supporting various business and residential applications.
As much as possible, this Recommendation maintains characteristics from [ITU-T G.982], and the [ITU-T G.983.x], and [ITU-T G.984.x] series of Recommendations. This is to promote backward compatibility with existing optical distribution networks (ODN) that comply with those Recommendations. Furthermore, this Recommendation provides a mechanism that enables seamless subscriber migration from Gigabit PON (Generic term to represent both G-PON and GE-PON) to XG-PON using the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) defined in [ITU-T G.984.x] series.
There are two flavours of XG-PONs based on the upstream line rate: XG-PON1, featuring a 2.5 Gbit/s upstream path, and XG-PON2, featuring a 10 Gbit/s one. The initial phase of this Recommendation only addresses XG-PON1. XG-PON2 will be addressed at a later phase, when the technology becomes more mature.