2nd International ICST Conference on Access Networks

Research Article

A Delay-based Provisioning for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ACCESSNETS.2007.4447100,
        author={Ali Nouroozifar and Hassan Naser and Hussein T. Mouftah},
        title={A Delay-based Provisioning for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Access Networks},
        keywords={Access Networks Last Mile Passive Optical Networks (PONs) Quality of Service (QoS) Priority Queueing (PQ).},
  • Ali Nouroozifar
    Hassan Naser
    Hussein T. Mouftah
    Year: 2008
    A Delay-based Provisioning for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks
    DOI: 10.1109/ACCESSNETS.2007.4447100
Ali Nouroozifar1,*, Hassan Naser2,*, Hussein T. Mouftah1,*
  • 1: School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
  • 2: Lakehead University, Department of Software Engineering Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5E1, Canada
*Contact email: anourooz@site.uottawa.ca, hnaser@lakeheadu.ca, mouftah@site.uottawa.ca


With the mass availability of Ethernet in Local Area Networks (LANs) deployed globally and connecting LANs to Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) via the current transport technologies there is a need to resolve bandwidth gap between access networks and transport networks. One of the proposals to overcome the famous last mile issue is to use a passive optical network (PON) for this networking segment. Varieties of access methods are under development to increase the offered potential transport capacity of passive optical networks (PONs). With the emergence of Ethernet as the convergence layer in access networks, a new breed of PON, namely Ethernet PON (EPON) has evolved. Ethernet Passive Optical Network is one of the potential solutions, offering to solve the bottleneck issue of access networks and adaptability of carrying Ethernet frames from subscriber to service provider. In this study we will review Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs) and then we propose a delay-based provisioning algorithm to be able to offer differentiated services and QoS in EPON. Mathematical analysis and simulation results will be presented also.