Expanding the Boundaries of Traditional PON Optical Line Terminals

Tom Anderson Headshot Tom Anderson June 15, 2015

PON_INTX_interviewDuring my last blog, I introduced you to our latest C9516 Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) optical line terminal. I concluded the blog by asking this question, “How would you use a temperature-hardened optical line terminal to ease your deployment challenges?”

Before I continue, let me reintroduce you to this new solution. The C9516 EPON OLT is the cable industry’s first temperature-hardened, DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) enabled, 10-Gigabit EPON optical line terminal. It is specially manufactured to withstand extended temperature range environments while delivering enhanced functionality.

As a scalable EPON optical line terminal, the C9516 enables network operators to control costs and capacity with a “pay as you grow” platform. Additionally, the platform incorporates a fully redundant design that improves system availability and reliability to “five nines” levels. Together, these features provide an adaptive and powerful EPON solution that satisfies network policy and configuration requirements.

In this You Tube video, I answer several questions including the benefit to deploying a temperature-harden solution. One reason is it allows operators to take the optical line terminal out of controlled environments and locate the solution closer to where the services are needed.

If you want to learn more about this temperature-harden solution and how it expands the boundaries of traditional PON optical line terminal, then I encourage you to watch this video. If you have any comments or questions, please use the comment section below.

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Tom Anderson

With over 25 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry, Tom Anderson has held key marketing roles with leading companies specializing in access networks. Currently he is responsible for CommScope’s Broadband Optical Solutions product strategy and portfolio. Prior to CommScope, Mr. Anderson was VP of Marketing for Alloptic, a pioneer in EPON and RFoG systems that was acquired by CTDI in 2010. Mr. Anderson’s career includes Marketing, Engineering, and Operations roles with other industry leaders such as ADC, Pedestal Networks, Websense, Walker and Associates, and Reltec. Mr. Anderson holds undergraduate degrees in business and electronics with an MBA from Dallas Baptist University.