International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT)
Hybrid Broadband access networks (WOBAN) are cost-effective and flexible solution to overcome the increasing demand of the access network. The back-End of the WOBAN being optical has very high performance both in terms of speed and bandwidth. This is not the case with the front end in WOBAN. So there has been lot of research and numbers of protocols were designed and numerous algorithms have been proposed to bring the performance of the Front-End at par with that of the optical part and to reduce the delay that occur for data in reaching from End-User to Optical Network Unit (ONU).