Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 289–300 | Cite as

Sleep assistive dynamic bandwidth assignment scheme for passive optical network (PON)

  • Rizwan Aslam ButtEmail author
  • M. Faheem
  • M. Waqar Ashraf
  • Sevia M. Idrus
Original Paper


In passive optical network (PON), in addition to efficient bandwidth management, a dynamic bandwidth assignment (DBA) scheme can also enhance the energy efficiency performance of the optical networks units (ONUs) during sleep mode. A few such green DBA schemes have been proposed in literature for EPON, however, ITU compliant PONs have not got attention. In this study, the role of a DBA scheme during the cyclic sleep mode for XGPON has been investigated. A sleep assistive (SA)-DBA scheme is proposed that not only improves the energy saving performance of cyclic sleep mode but also reduces the upstream delays and variance for all the type-2 (T2), type-3 (T3) and type-4 (T4) traffic classes. Although, the upstream delay of type-1 (T1) traffic class slightly increases, the average upstream delay of all the traffic classes remains below the set target delay limit of 56 ms.


Bandwidth efficient Bandwidth assignment Energy efficient PON XGPON 



Funding was provided by Higher Education Commision, Pakistan (SRGP Grant No. 1981).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LCRG Group, Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringNED University of Engineering and TechnologyKarachiPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer EngineeringBahuddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  4. 4.Department of Computer EngineeringAbdullah Gul UniversityKayseriTurkey

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