6. Services

  1. Dave Hood and
  2. Elmar Trojer

Published Online: 6 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118156070.ch6

Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks

Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks

How to Cite

Hood, D. and Trojer, E. (2012) Services, in Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118156070.ch6

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470936870

Online ISBN: 9781118156070



  • ethernet management;
  • IPv4;
  • IPv6;
  • ONU management control interface (OMCI);
  • POTS;
  • Quality of service (QoS);
  • telecommunications services


This chapter shows how gigabit passive optical network (G-PON) and ONU management control interface (OMCI) model telecommunications services and manage them. It focuses on the Ethernet management including bridge model, traffic classification, VLAN tagging, forwarding and connectivity fault management. Multicast is an Ethernet service, and multicast—IPTV—is one of the key services that justifies the business case for G-PON. The intrinsic high bandwidth and broadcast nature of the PON physical layer is well suited for multicast. The chapter explains downstream quality of service (QoS), then upstream. The upstream discussion is separated into two realms: first, resource management within a single ONU and then resource management among the contending ONUs of a PON. The chapter also talks about IP services including IPv4 and IPv6 stack models, and then describes POTS, analog telephone adaptor (ATA) in the ONU, SIP and H.248 signaling, and TR-69 management.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

passive optical networks; quality of service; telecommunications