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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol. 17)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 23-31
S.H. Shah Newaz , Korea Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Daejeon, South Korea
Angel Cuevas , Telecom SudParis
Gyu Myoung Lee , Telecom SudParis
Noel Crespi , Telecom SudParis
Jun Kyun Choi , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
This article proposes a time-division multiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON) architecture in which optical network units (ONUs) enter active mode only when the optical line terminal has traffic to deliver. The authors use a hybrid ONU (H-ONU) equipped with a low-cost, low-energy IEEE 802.15.4 module. This module notifies H-ONUs when they should move from sleep to active mode to receive downstream traffic. The authors show that the proposed solution leads to a significant energy saving while satisfying PON delay requirements.
delays, energy conservation, passive optical networks, telecommunication traffic, time division multiplexing

S. S. Newaz, A. Cuevas, G. M. Lee, N. Crespi and J. K. Choi, "Improving Energy Saving in Time-Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 23-31, 2013.
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