Industry first symmetrical 10G Optical LAN live demo proves IT network investment protection

by | Jan 31, 2018 | Blog

Today we distributed a news release in support of our live demonstration of Tellabs’ symmetrical 10 gigabit XGS-PON at our BICSI Winter Conference booth (#1201) in Orlando, Florida on Monday February 5th through Wednesday February 7th that proves no equipment, cabling, wavelength nor power conflicts (Watch CI&M live Video of 10G XGS-PON demo).

The significance of this showcase is that it features a Tellabs™ Optical LAN system operating both 2.5G ITU G.984 PON simultaneous over a common optical distribution network supporting bi-directional 10G upstream, and 10G downstream, ITU G.989 PON. This groundbreaking display proves that customers deploying today’s PON technology can support future 10 gigabit bi-directional connectivity speeds over the same IT infrastructure without the disruptive rip-and-replace that happens with traditional copper-based IT networks.

This side-by-side support of 2.5G G-PON and 10G XGS-PON is of critical importance to enterprise networks because it allows IT pros to be selective, and strategic, in marrying what end-points truly need 1G, 2.5G, 5G and 10G speeds across the same network.

The next-generation OLAN demonstration will also highlight:

  • Tellabs 1134 Optical Line Terminal (OLT), connected to a variety of enterprise centric Optical Network Terminals (ONT), will demonstrate that 2.5G ITU G.984 PON simultaneous over a common Optical distribution network supporting 10G ITU G.989 PON can be delivered via the same system, and better yet, from the same PON service module – another industry first.
  • Alpha Technologies’ eLimiter+ Class 2 Remote Power Distribution Unit showcases the ability to remotely power 10G ONTs alongside of today’s 2.5G ONTs.
  • EXFO’s new PON Power Meter – PPM-350D will demonstrate accurate and simultaneous power level measurement of downstream and upstream signals supporting wavelengths for both next-generation PON and legacy G-PON.
John Hoover, Tellabs Marketing Director
John Hoover
Director of Marketing
John Hoover is a Marketing Director at Tellabs and 2024 Board Chair of the Association for Promoting Optical LAN (APOLAN). Over the past 20 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, wireless and more recently enterprise Passive Optical LAN adoption.

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