Radisys unveils white-box GPON/XGS-PON Combo PON OLT

July 14, 2021
The field-hardened OLT will support GPON and XGS-PON operation within the same port and is based on the ONF’s VOLTHA/SEBA reference architecture.

Radisys Corp. has expanded its Connect Open Broadband portfolio with the addition of the white-box Radisys Combo PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT). The field-hardened OLT will support GPON and XGS-PON operation within the same port and is based on the ONF’s VOLTHA/SEBA reference architecture.

The Combo PON capabilities enable operators to support GPON and XGS-PON in the same OLT while streamlining the evolution of the former to the latter. The open architecture design enables cost-efficiencies and high port densities to support residential, cloud, and enterprise service provision with simplified deployments and reduced opex, Radisys says. A key component of this approach is compatibility with any ONF VOLTHA-based software, including the company’s Connect Broadband Access Controller (CBAC) software, which enables operators to change hardware without having to replace the management layer. An evolution to centralized or distributed virtualized functions is enabled as well.

“Radisys’ Combo PON OLTs give broadband providers an optimal economic advantage with the flexibility to use both GPON and XGS-PON in their networks and through a reduction in space and power consumption,” said Harris Razak, senior vice president of Broadband Access, Radisys. “All products in the Connect Open Broadband portfolio utilize the same management system and controlling software, allowing our provider customers to choose the features and capacity they want while keeping other network elements the same, lowering their total cost of ownership and optimizing their capex and opex.”

“We are pleased that Radisys’ 32-port GPON OLT has been named a certified VOLTHA product within the ONF Continuous Certification Program. This certification, along with the introduction of the Radisys Combo PON OLT with support for VOLTHA/SEBA, offers broadband service providers with greater solution choices for their FTTx deployments,” said Guru Parulkar, ONF executive director. “As an ONF Partner Member, Radisys has been instrumental in the development of ONF open reference designs as well as the commercialization of ONF-based solutions. The Continuous Certification Program ensures that service providers can easily identify certified products for specific ONF projects within a vibrant ecosystem of vendors delivering and deploying ONF open source platforms.”

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