Patent Number: 8,818,188

Title: Traffic generation and analysis for ONU emulation

Abstract: An emulated Optical Network Unit (ONU) platform executes the functions of multiple emulated ONUs to enable traffic emulation in a Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) for data traffic, control traffic and management traffic. The emulated ONU platform generates OMCI messages, PLOAM messages, DBRu messages, data traffic and control traffic according to respective statistical specifications in respective profiles of the emulated ONUs. The emulated ONU platform formats and encapsulates the emulated traffic for upstream transmission to an OLT system according to dynamic bandwidth allocation instructions received from the OLT system. The emulated ONU platform then sends the emulated traffic upstream to the OLT system, and receives downstream traffic from the OLT system.

Inventors: Elhage; Hassan (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

International Classification: H04B 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018