Radisys Combo PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) introduced

Radisys Corporation has introduced the Radisys Combo PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) as part of the Radisys Connect Open Broadband portfolio for broadband service providers.
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Radisys OLTs include 16 and 32-port versions. Radisys white box Combo PON OLT supports both G-PON (2.488 Gbps downstream / 1.244 Gbps upstream) and XGS-PON (10 Gbps symmetrical) within the same PON port of the OLT.

The white box OLTs are based on the VOLTHA/SEBA reference architecture and are field hardened and scaled for commercial deployments today.

A number of service providers are moving forward with XGSPON as their next-generation PON technology of choice.

Analyst firm Dell-Oro group predicts XGS-PON will be the favored PON technology for the future.  Radisys’ Combo PON OLT allows broadband providers to take advantage of pervasive GPON technology while giving them a flexible upgrade path to scale up and rollout XGSPON deployments without costly rip and replace.

The Radisys Combo PON OLT is an open, flexible, highly scalable telco-grade white box designed to address key service providers’ needs.

Full PON port flexibility enables G-PON, XGS-PON or Combo PON (G-PON and XGS-PON) on any port on the same platform.

Open architecture delivers datacenter-driven cost efficiencies and high port densities which make it suitable for residential, cloud and enterprise services to simplify deployments and reduce operating expenses.

Compatibility with any ONF VOLTHA-based software, including Radisys’ Connect Broadband Access Controller (CBAC) software, allows service providers to scale hardware up or down while the management software and all other Connect Open Broadband components remain intact.

Harris Razak, senior vice president of Broadband Access, Radisys, said: “All products in the Connect Open Broadband portfolio utilize the same management system and controlling software, allowing our provider customers to choose the features and capacity they want while keeping other network elements the same, lowering their total cost of ownership and optimizing their Capex and Opex.”