Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE)
Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) is a CableLabs specification that aims to create a common way for vendors to graft Docsis-style provisioning to EPON gear. The specs are coming into play in the near term as cable MSOs continue to rely on EPON to deliver business services, but want to preserve the Docsis provisioning systems they have been using for years.
CableLabs, which has already issued the 1.0 specs and has conducted a handful of DPoE interops so far, is expected to begin official DPoE qualification testing by the summer of 2012.
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