ADTRAN NG-PON2 doubles the life of FTTP network

ADTRAN on Wednesday said NG-PON2 can double the life of a FTTP network used for converged 1G residential and business services.

The architecture also supports cost-effective 10G business and backhaul services delivery.

For telecom service providers, this is the first time both existing residential FTTP customers and early business adopters of next-generation premium technology can be immediately supported on a single, common access architecture afforded by streamlining high cost areas of the next generation architecture.

Upgrading FTTP networks to 10G NG-PON2 provides network operators the performance to extend the life of their network.
ADTRAN’s NG-PON2 implementation has the potential to advance the adoption of 10G FTTP for residential markets by three to five years, while its increased capacity will double the life of the network.

Jeff Heynen, research director for Broadband Access and Pay TV at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc, said: “ADTRAN will be delivering 10G NG-PON2 solutions at costs approaching volume-priced 2.5G GPON. This allows service providers to affordably scale next-gen PON deployments and provide flexibility without compromising future capabilities.”

Current GPON solutions support a limited number of Gigabit broadband customers and are not designed to support premium multi-Gigabit cloud backhaul and wireless front-haul services. NG-PON2 solves this issue by delivering 4 times more bandwidth per wavelength and multiple wavelengths for additional capacity.

ADTRAN’s NG-PON2 platform supports 10 Gigabit GPON, TWDM PON, P2P DWDM, 10 Gigabit EPON, and GPON. This new architecture is currently available for demonstration and will begin field trials in the third quarter of this year.

Robert Conger, associate vice president, carrier strategy for ADTRAN, said: “With seemingly infinite demand for broadband from both residential and business customers, service providers are challenged to explore economically viable options that allow them to scale PON networks to support Gigabit service growth.”

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