Dynamic upstream bandwidth allocation over ethernet PONs

Yuanqiu Luo, Nirwan Ansari

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Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs) are a low-cost, high-speed solution to the bottleneck problem of the broadband access network. A critical issue of EPONs is the utility of a shared upstream channel among the local users, and thus, an efficient bandwidth allocation mechanism is required in order to facilitate statistical multiplexing among the local network traffics. This paper proposes a dynamic bandwidth allocation scheme, i.e., limited sharing with traffic prediction (LSTP), for the upstream channel sharing. Based on the MultiPoint Control Protocol (MPCP) and the bursty traffic prediction, LSTP yields significant performance improvement as compared to other existing proposals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1853-1857
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs)
  • Frame delay
  • Frame loss
  • Upstream bandwidth allocation


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