HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced that it has added support for Combo PON within the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fiber access platform. With this new capability, the TA5000 becomes the highest density 10G PON solution in the U.S. market. It delivers improved economics for operators building new or modernizing existing fiber networks to support the economic and social development of the communities they serve. ADTRAN’s Combo PON innovation affords service providers a 75% reduction in space, a 66% reduction in power and a 50% reduction in capex versus operating with two discrete GPON and XGS-PON optical line termination (OLT) modules.
Network operators will now be able to deliver GPON and XGS-PON technologies over a single common optical distribution network. This allows both fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies to be simultaneously deployed from a single advanced FTTH module, eliminating the need for performance-draining external coexistence modules. Combo PON makes upgrading to XGS-PON simple and easy, seamlessly supporting the installed base of GPON subscribers while blanketing the entire FTTH network with the higher speed and capacity of XGS-PON. The TA5000 8-port Combo PON OLT Access Module with integrated coexistence functionality supports the delivery of GPON, XGS-PON and Combo PON from a common OLT port.
With the addition of this high-density 10G PON module, ADTRAN unleashes the full capability of the TA5000's high-capacity backplane and Nx100GE network interface. The TA5000 supports greater than 60,000 FTTH subscribers within a single standard central office rack, while only utilizing 64 home "splits" per passive optical network (PON).
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