Balanced vs. Unbalanced PON: Key Differences and Deployment Impact

Nov. 7, 2023
Learn how to choose the right PON architecture for your network.


Demand for fiber internet is at an all-time high, and networks based on PON and FTTH technology have become the gold standard for new builds. As a service provider planning your network build and deployment, you have a choice between two PON architectures: balanced and unbalanced. But which is best for you? 

The answer lies in the specifics of your service area, as well as your build approach. In some cases, you may even need to use a mix. This white paper examines both network architecture types to help you make an informed decision.


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