Optimization of multiple PON deployment costs and comparison between GPON, XGPON, NGPON2 and UDWDM PON

Germán V. Arévalo, Roberto C. Hincapié, Roberto Gaudino

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© 2017 The Authors In this paper we propose an optimization framework for multiple deployment of PON in a wide region with very large number of users, with different bit rate demands, serviced by many central offices, as it may practically happen in a large city that plans a massive introduction of Fiber to the Home technologies using PON. We propose an algorithm called Optimal Topology Search (OTS), which is based on a set of heuristic approaches, capable of performing an optimal dimensioning of multiple PON deployments for a set of central offices (CO), including an optimal distribution of users among the CO. The set of heuristics integrated in OTS permit the efficient clustering of users for each CO, depending on their location and the bit rate demanded by them. It also permits the definition of optimal routes for optical cables and the allocation of branching devices. Taking into account hardware capacity restrictions and physical layer restrictions, we obtained solutions for different types of standardized PON technologies, like GPON, XGPON and NGPON2 as well as for future UDWDM-PON. We evaluate the optimal network deployment in a series of different minimum guaranteed bit rate demand scenarios, employing realistic maps of a large city in order to compare costs and portrait some reference points for deciding in which scenario a specific technology constitutes the best choice.
Translated title of the contributionOptimización de múltiples costos de implementación de PON y comparación entre GPON, XGPON, NGPON2 y UDWDM PON
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-90
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Switching and Networking
Issue number2017
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017


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