Precision Optical Technologies targets PON opportunities with its OpenPath platform

Sept. 18, 2023
By enabling what the company says is a more open PON ecosystem, it can initially support symmetrical 10 Gbps.

Precision OT has launched its white box PON Access Solution - OpenPath™. The company, which will showcase the new platform during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, held October 16-19 in Denver, Colorado, is targeting MSOs, service providers and competitive fiber broadband providers.  

OpenPath™ is a turnkey solution that encompasses all the critical components of a PON network, including Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), optics, splitters, Optical Network Units (ONUs), and controller software. Initially set to support XGS-PON (10 Gigabit Symmetrical Passive Optical Networks), Precision OT's holistic approach makes it easier for network operators to deploy their PONs on the required timelines.

By enabling a more open PON ecosystem, Precision OT claims OpenPath™ will lower lead times and remove the multiple barriers to entry that many network operators face. Unlike typical, proprietary solutions, Precision OT's system leverages a white box hardware model, which supports the integration of a diverse array of ONUs and ONTs. This eliminates the vendor-lock scenario, making it faster and simpler for MSOs, telcos and other customers to acquire and deploy the equipment they need from Precision OT.

OpenPath™'s management system software interface enables the company's customers to bring all the components of Precision OT's turnkey system together, ensuring optimal performance and interoperability with any existing infrastructure and software systems they may have.

The timing of Precision OT's solution suite aligns well with the broadband industry’s ongoing migration to fiber. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global PON market will grow from $13.76 billion in 2023 to $35.59 billion in 2030. With OpenPath™, the company is well-positioned to play a crucial role in speeding PON deployments with the same quality and support it has provided its customers since its inception.

"Our new PON solution, OpenPath™, reflects our expertise and commitment to fulfilling customer-requested solutions that evolve to go far beyond today," said David Halladay, President and CEO of Precision OT. "OpenPath™ will transform PON deployments, providing our customers with the high-quality tools, customer support and management software they need to deliver the ultra-fast broadband services their end-users desire."

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Sean Buckley

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