The DPoE Specifications have three primary goals to:
- Facilitate multi-supplier interoperability—the DPoE specifications will provide a common foundation for suppliers to build products that will not only interoperate with the DOCSIS back office servers, but with other supplier's equipment. As a result, DPoE Optical Network Unit (ONU) suppliers can expect their product to interoperate with others who provide DPoE Systems.
- Allow for use of DOCSIS provisioning—DOCSIS provisioning systems provide configuration information for millions of DOCSIS devices. The DPoE specifications provide requirements for EPON equipment to be provisioned using the same DOCSIS servers.
- Provide Metro Ethernet services as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)—the DPoE specifications provide an architecture and requirements to support the Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service.
The ECNs and the issued specifications must be examined in order to fully understand specific requirements. Once ECNs are incorporated into the specification and the next version of the specification has been published, those incorporated ECNs will be removed from the public Web page and archived in DocZone.
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