What is Passive Optical Networks (PON)?
“PON is a point to multi – point network data architecture that brings fiber to the premises thus unpowered optical splitters are used to enable a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises.” – Wikipedia
Due to increasing demand for bandwidth, PON or passive optical network that uses fiber and passive components are used to meet market requirements. These type of networks cost less than those who are using active components. PON are also known as FTTH or Fiber to the Home network. It state how far can a fiber run.
GPON or Gigabit – capable PON is one of the popular version of PON. GPON supports a triple – play services allowing their subscribers to experience fast TV, VoiP phone and Internet services.
Benefits of Passive Optical Networks
- Up to 70% less Equipment CapEx
- Up to 50% less Infrastructure CapEx
- Up to 80% less power consumption
- Up to 90% less space utilization
- 5-9s reliability, physical redundancy and provisionable QoS
- Tangible contributions to environmental green initiatives
- Future proof fiber optic cabling infrastructure
- Year-over-year lower total cost of ownership (lower OpEx)
- Graceful migration to a fully converged IP network