ITU TWDM-PON module for ns-3

  • Yu NakayamaEmail author
  • Ryoma Yasunaga


Optical fiber access systems are one of the driving forces behind the success of the Internet. Time- and wavelength-division multiplexing passive optical network (TWDM-PON) is regarded as the key technology for future Internet access networks. In this paper, we propose an ITU TWDM-PON module for the ns-3 network simulator and describe its concept and design specifications. The proposed module is developed based on the XG-PON module for ns-3. It can simulate G.989 standard-compliant data packet transmission in the upstream and downstream directions using multiple wavelength channels. It enables us to evaluate the performance issues that arise with the TWDM-PON development, including various dynamic bandwidth allocation and dynamic wavelength allocation algorithms. The proposed module is expected to become a good platform for studying future access networks composed of TWDM-PON and mobile networks by enabling us to simulate dynamic wavelength and bandwidth allocation.


ns-3 TWDM-PON Wavelength allocation Bandwidth allocation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EngineeringTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.neko 9 LaboratoriesTokyoJapan

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