ADTRAN Combo PON provides GPON/XGS-PON support on same distribution network

June 8, 2020
The company says the use of Combo PON modules in its optical line terminals (OLTs) enables space savings of 75%, capex savings of 50%, and a 66% reduction in power.

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has introduced Combo PON, the ability to support both GPON and XGS-PON on the same optical distribution network. Combo PON is rolling out on ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fiber access platform as well as some elements of its latest SDX series (see “ADTRAN adds OLTs, ONTs, switch to SDX line for software-defined access networks”).

The company says the use of Combo PON modules in its optical line terminals (OLTs) enables space savings of 75%, capex savings of 50%, and a 66% reduction in power in comparison with operating with two discrete GPON and XGS-PON OLT modules. The TA5000 will support an eight-port Combo PON module, which ADTRAN asserts will make the platform the highest density 10G PON system available in the U.S.

Use of Combo PON also streamlines the evolution from GPON to XGS-PON, ADTRAN states. “Service providers all over the world need to cost-effectively deploy high-capacity, scalable full-fiber networks supporting consumer cloud, remote worker, IoT and enterprise applications,” commented Javier Lopez, ADTRAN’s director of product management for broadband access. “We understand that both established and emerging service providers are making network decisions with decade-long implications. We believe we are adding new capabilities, like Combo PON and 100G interfaces, at the right time to help operators achieve their future network goals.”

“Gigabit services’ scalability and network flexibility are critical to our ability to be competitive. We need to be able to launch new differentiated services and enter new markets quickly and easily,” added Hamid Vahdatipour, Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s CEO, via an ADTRAN press release. “With the addition of Combo PON, the ADTRAN TA5000 becomes a stronger foundation on which to build the fiber broadband access network our communities need and will thrive on for decades to come.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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