5. Management

  1. Dave Hood and
  2. Elmar Trojer

Published Online: 6 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156070.ch5

Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks

Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks

How to Cite

Hood, D. and Trojer, E. (2012) Management, in Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118156070.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470936870

Online ISBN: 9781118156070



  • alarm reporting control (ARC);
  • gigabit passive optical network (G-PON);
  • gigabit passive optical network (G-PON) management;
  • OMCI communications channel (OMCC);
  • ONU management control interface (OMCI)


This chapter focuses on the ONU management control interface (OMCI). It then establishes the OMCI communications channel (OMCC). Messages exchanged across the G-PON OMCC are encapsulated in GEM frames, just like any other G-PON traffic. The chapter then focuses on fundamentals of the OMCI information model, message exchange, and actions. OMCI messages expose one additional degree of granularity in the information model, namely individual attributes within the managed entity (ME) instance. The chapter explains ONU state model including administrative state and operational state. OMCI supports alarm reporting control (ARC) on selected ME classes: cardholders, the ANI (the PON port), and the physical ports on the subscriber side (UNIs). The chapter finally focuses on equipment management, software management, reach extender management and PON maintenance.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

passive optical networks; software management