Oversubscription dimensioning of next-generation PONs with different service levels Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2016

start page

  • 1341

end page

  • 1344


  • 7


  • 20

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7798

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2558


  • This letter provides a methodology for planning passive optical networks (PONs) using the oversubscription concept and shows its applicability in the dimensioning of 1 Gb/s access to both the basic (i.e., residential) and premium (i.e., business) users with different service level requirements and activity patterns. We show that only next-generation PON networks can reach a large number of users with acceptable service levels.


  • next-generation optical access (ngoa); network dimensioning; oversubscription; twdm-pon; network