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Deployment status and common technical specifications for a B-PON system

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10 Author(s)
H. Ueda ; Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japan ; K. Okada ; B. Ford ; G. Mahony
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Broadband passive optical networks (B-PONs) have entered the commercial deployment phase in North America, Japan, and Europe. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, BellSouth, France Telecom, British Telecommunications p.l.c., and SBC have developed a set of common technical specifications (CTS) for a B-PON system based on ITU-T Recommendations G.983.1, G.983.2 and G.983.3. They have deployed or plan to deploy B-PON systems based on this CTS. This article describes B-PON interface features, the outline of the CTS, and the deployment status of the B-PON systems around the world

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 12 )