Method for authentication of a wireless backup system for an optical network unit

  • US 9,185,555 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2011
  • Issued: 11/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2010
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a first passive optical network (PON) component configured to;

    couple to a second PON component via an optical link; and

    authenticate the second PON component, based on a physical layer operations, administration, and maintenance (PLOAM) authenticate message, to authorize a backup wireless link,wherein the backup wireless link corresponds to a wireless backup system for a PON, andwherein the message comprises a first octet comprising a first identifier (ID) indicating either the first PON component or the second PON component, a second octet comprising an authenticate message identification, and at least a third octet comprising authentication information associated with a second ID of the wireless backup system.

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