The IEEE has announced the release of three new standards for testing interoperability of products to enable fiber-access services globally. This is the industry’s first specific and uniform “set of test procedures to verify the compliance of EPON optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network units (ONUs)” and “are intended to streamline implementation and testing EPON equipment used to deliver business and residential fiber-access services globally.” IEEE 1904.1-2013 is available for purchase on the IEEE’s website.
“IEEE 1904.1 provides open, international, system-level specifications that are designed to enable multi-vendor, “plug-and-play” interoperability in EPON systems—the market-leading fiber-access technology, with worldwide deployments serving more than 100 million subscribers. These systems support a diverse suite of business and residential services, including Internet Protocol television (IPTV), voice over IP (VoIP), commercial-grade data services and cellular backhaul.”
*Description from the IEEE website