What is PON?
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.
DOCSIS style provisioning
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.
Why Passive Optical Networking?
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.