Passive Optical Networking (PON) is the technology that brings optical fiber cabling and signals all the way to the premise, whether it’s a home (fiber to the home) or business (fiber to the business). 10G-PON technology, first standardized in 2009 and first deployed in 2012, 10G-PON allows for 10 Gbps symmetric capacity. The emerging 25G-PON and 50G-PON technology will allow cable operators to deploy cost-effective all-fiber solutions over the same optical distribution network far into the future to meet high-speed data trends.
Coupled with CableLabs DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications, cable operators can leverage the common DOCSIS provisioning systems to configure and manage fiber-based customer premise equipment in the same manner they configure and manage DOCSIS cable modems.
Community developers, building owners and even entire municipalities are clamoring for all-fiber networks to deliver video and high-speed data services to occupants of their communities. When fiber is required, PON technology represents the most cost-effective all-fiber solution available to service providers today. Deployed throughout the world, PON provides the network capacities required to meet high-speed data trends, as well as providing the resiliency and reliability expected from cable industry solutions.