Alloptic announces multivendor EPON ONT interoperability

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Alloptic says it has extended the capabilities of its edge10 OLT to interoperate with ONT designs that are based on EPON chipsets from PMC-Sierra and Teknovus.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Alloptic says it has extended the capabilities of its edge10 OLT to interoperate with ONT designs that are based on EPON chipsets from PMC-Sierra and Teknovus.

Alloptic says that interoperability is a critical step in making EPON scalable for network operators, giving them the flexibility to choose any vendor’s application-specific or best-of-breed ONTs, whether they are from Alloptic or based around PMC-Sierra or Teknovus chipsets. This capability can be paired with Alloptic’s RFoG offerings to enable a network operator a variety of choices in both DOCSIS and EPON customer premise equipment.

Interoperability of ONTs via a common OLT allows the network operator to support a wide variety of applications and customer segments over a common infrastructure, Alloptic adds. Multiple vendors can create ONTs for specific market requirements, giving network operators tailored, yet cost-effective ONTs. Leveraging the Alloptic edge10 OLT allows those different ONTs to be deployed on a common fiber infrastructure, even on the same PON, the company says.

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