On the prediction of EPON traffic using polynomial fitting in optical network units

I. Mamounakis, K. Yiannopoulos, G. Papadimitriou, E.I. Varvarigos

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We propose a traffic prediction algorithm that reduces the packets delay in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs). The algorithm relies on Multi-Point Control Protocol (MPCP) message and traffic monitoring at the Optical Network Units (ONUs) and utilizes the monitoring information to predict the accumulated burst size using higher order least-mean-square polynomial approximations. The simulation of the algorithm shows that it achieves a delay improvement of over 30% without any further modification in the communication and bandwidth assignment procedure of the EPON.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOPTICS 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems
EditorsMohammad S. Obaidat, Andreas Holzinger, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
Place of PublicationSetúbal Portugal
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789897580444, 9789898565990
ISBN (Print)9781467392433
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Optical Communication Systems 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 Aug 201430 Aug 2014
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Optical Communication Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleOPTICS 2014
OtherPart of 11th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2014


  • Delay
  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation
  • Ethernet passive optical network
  • Polynomial prediction
  • Prediction

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