Alloptic announces availability of 802.3av-compliant 10Gbps EPON

Alloptic, a global leader in the development of RF over glass (RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) solutions for telecom, CATV, and private network operators worldwide, today announced availability of its 802.3av compliant 10G EPON solution. The 10G-EPON technology, which is available for controlled introduction, is supported from Alloptic’s edge10 optical line terminal (OLT).

Alloptic has deployed IEEE standard 802.3ah-compliant 1 Gbps EPON (1G-EPON) systems worldwide, supporting a wide range of services, including IPTV, VoIP, and cellular backhaul. IEEE 802.3av builds upon the IEEE standard 802.3ah, allowing seamless upgrades via the simultaneous operation of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps symmetric and asymmetric EPON systems on the same outside plant. This enables service providers to introduce 10G-based services without replacing existing 1G-EPON customer equipment, thereby minimizing the operational impact of upgrading a large, in-service FTTH network. The recently ratified 802.3av standard leapfrogs other PON technologies with its 10Gbps throughput.

“One of the more interesting aspects of Alloptic’s 10G-EPON introduction is our ‘virtual PON’ concept,” says Shane Eleniak, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Alloptic. “A 10G virtual PON allows network operators to deploy a single 10G PON’s bandwidth across multiple 1G PONs, lowering costs while provide 10G services whenever and wherever needed. With our wide selection of OLTs and ONTs for both business and residential services, Alloptic continues to lead the industry in density, performance, and service capabilities. Providers can now extend multi-GigE services to their larger commercial subscribers on the same PON infrastructure as their lower speed voice, data, and video services for both residential and small business customers.”

“Building on its DOCSIS-enabled edge10 OLT, Alloptic’s 10G EPON and 10G PON virtualization introduces a robust solution for MSOs,” says Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst Broadband and Video at Infonetics Research. “They can deploy 1G or 10G services as needed from a common system on a common fiber infrastructure, defray the costs of 10G services across multiple PONs, and manage the network with their existing back office systems. This solution addresses key concerns for network operators well into the future.”

Alloptic delivers 10Gbps EPON, now 802.3av-compliant, offering seamless support for both 1G and 10G PONs on a single OLT. A common fiber infrastructure now can concurrently support 1G, 10G and RFoG architectures. The Alloptic 10G EPON solution is currently available for trial. Providing solutions for future-proof network migrations, Alloptic extends its leadership position in the FTTx market.


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