CommScope expands technology offering with new PON solution

CommScope has evolved its optical access network products by offering a new PON (Passive Optical Network) solution to the industry that can accommodate both EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network) and GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technologies. The industry has recognised this technology standard as important to delivering IP and Ethernet services and business communications.

The completely scalable end-to-end PON system, such as CommScope’s new PON solution, is able to provide operators with the bandwidth and additional service options their subscribers are increasingly looking for and expecting.

“Technology is continuing to progress at a rapid pace and operators must keep up with their customers’ increasing demand for bandwidth,” said Ric Johnsen, senior vice president, Broadband, CommScope. “Our new PON solution provides an alternative technology for operators to deploy competitive Ethernet services to small- and medium-sized business and improved bandwidth to rural areas. This launch demonstrates how CommScope continues to expand it ability to deliver more end-to-end, scalable access networks to the industry.”

The complete PON portfolio includes optical line terminals (OLTs), optical network units (ONUs), system-management software and installation components.

The OLTs provide high throughput and capacity in an easy-to-deploy and maintainable chassis. With both 1G and 10G capabilities, the system provides operators an easy migration path for future capacity.

ONUs includes single- and multi-user and small form factor pluggable units. They feature an assortment of Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and voice ports, along with WiFi capabilities for the connectivity a subscriber requires. The entire solution integrates seamlessly into an operator’s management architecture with software that performs system backups and upgrades, as well as real-time fault monitoring.

Small and large OLTs and multiple ONUs provide operators with the instruments needed to optimize their network architecture while minimizing first-install costs and reducing operating costs and capital expenditures.

CommScope’s new PON family of active and passive optical devices provide rural communities, electric cooperatives, multiple system operators, municipalities and governments the ability to deliver advanced voice, video, and data services to their subscribers using fiber optic cables. The solution has been designed to be deployed in various situations including residential FTTx, access networks for commercial accounts, multi-dwelling units, commercial in-building, security and building automation and wireless access points. Combined with CommScope’s optical tap technology, FTTx deployments are affordable even in low-density applications.


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