Link utilization and comparison of EPON and GPON access network cost

Sami Lallukka, Pertti Raatikainen

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    Optical transmission is getting more popular in the access network due to the increasing demand for bandwidth. The most advertised transport solutions for the optical access are Ethernet based PON (EPON) and Gigabit-capable PON (GPON), and the problem is which one to choose when establishing a new access network. This paper studies the network cost of EPON and GPON and bases the comparison on the link utilization.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunication Conference 2005, Globecom'05
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7803-9415-5
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7803-9414-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

    Publication series



    • PON
    • EPON
    • GPON
    • utilization of transport capacity
    • network cost


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