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Applicability of the Access Node Control Mechanism to Broadband Networks Based on Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
RFC 6934

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     N. Bitar, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6934                                       Verizon
Category: Informational                                   S. Wadhwa, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Alcatel-Lucent
                                                                 T. Haag
                                                        Deutsche Telekom
                                                                   H. Li
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                               June 2013

         Applicability of the Access Node Control Mechanism to
      Broadband Networks Based on Passive Optical Networks (PONs)

Abstract

   The purpose of this document is to provide applicability of the
   Access Node Control Mechanism to broadband access based on Passive
   Optical Networks (PONs).  The need for an Access Node Control
   Mechanism between a Network Access Server (NAS) and an Access Node
   Complex, composed of a combination of Optical Line Termination (OLT)
   and Optical Network Termination (ONT) elements, is described in a
   multi-service reference architecture in order to perform QoS-related,
   service-related, and subscriber-related operations.  The Access Node
   Control Mechanism is also extended for interaction between components
   of the Access Node Complex (OLT and ONT).  The Access Node Control
   Mechanism will ensure that the transmission of information between
   the NAS and Access Node Complex (ANX) and between the OLT and ONT
   within an ANX does not need to go through distinct element managers
   but rather uses direct device-to-device communication and stays on
   net.  This allows for performing access-link-related operations
   within those network elements to meet performance objectives.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6934.

Bitar, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 6934               ANCP in PON-Based Networks              June 2013

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Terminology .....................................................4
   3. Motivation for Explicit Extension of ANCP to FTTx PON ...........6
   4. Reference Model for PON-Based Broadband Access Network ..........7
      4.1. Functional Blocks ..........................................9
           4.1.1. Home Gateway ........................................9
           4.1.2. PON Access ..........................................9
           4.1.3. Access Node Complex ................................10
           4.1.4. Access Node Complex Uplink to the NAS ..............10
           4.1.5. Aggregation Network ................................10
           4.1.6. Network Access Server ..............................10
           4.1.7. Regional Network ...................................10
      4.2. Access Node Complex Control Reference Architecture
           Options ...................................................11
           4.2.1. ANCP+OMCI ANX Control ..............................11
           4.2.2. All-ANCP ANX Control ...............................12
   5. Concept of Access Node Control Mechanism for PON-Based Access ..13
   6. Multicast ......................................................16
      6.1. Multicast Conditional Access ..............................16
      6.2. Multicast Admission Control ...............................18

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