GPON is a culmination of the best in BPON and EPON techniques. Most agree
that eventually, everything will move to IP (voice over IP, video over IP, robust
data applications like gaming, video streaming, MPEG3 downloads), and
quadruple play applications (network appliances, security, video surveillance).
The advantages of GPON are key in driving commitment by the large volume
carriers to the GPON standard. As GPON moves to become the standard
of choice for fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, cost reductions and
inter-operability will accelerate....