The Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) is one of the most promising broadband access networks. We propose a new dynamic scheduling algorithm, referred to as cyclic-polling-based dynamic bandwidth allocation with service level agreements (CPBA-SLA), for service differentiation that meets the service level agreements between the OLT and ONUs. The proposed dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) scheme provides a constant and predictable average packet delay and an improved delay jitter of the expedited forwarding traffic without the influence of load variations. A performance evaluation shows the effectiveness of the proposed DBA scheme.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2010
Published: August 31, 2010
Su-il Choi and Jaehyung Park, "SLA-Aware Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for QoS in EPONs," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 773-781 (2010)