Is PON Technology a Hot Topic? You Betcha!

The topic of 10G EPON is popular in the cable and broadband provider world. This was evident during last month’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. In this blog, Joseph Depa interviews CommScope’s Tom Anderson and asks him about which questions, related to 10G EPON, Tom heard most during the show.

Tom_and_Joe_PON_InterviewIn time for last month’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, my colleague Tom Anderson authored a blog “Time for 10G EPONs to Shine.” In it, Tom discussed how 10G EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network) solutions enable public and private network operators to deliver bandwidth to users well above legacy EPON or GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) rates.

Tom’s blog also points out how 10G EPON enables public and private network operators to provide their power users, backhaul circuits, inter-network connections and other big bandwidth consumers with ultra-fast connections while enjoying the other benefits of PON. It’s true that while most consumers may not “need” 10G for standard Internet usage, commercial services and business users may require it.

When it was time for the show to start, the CommScope booth was inundated with visitors who wanted to learn more about how they can evolve their network, but more importantly, how a 10G EPON solution could help with that evolution. The PON solution display received a lot of traffic and Tom was front and center fielding questions from inquiring minds who wanted to know more.

In this video, Tom answers three questions he heard a lot during the show:

  • Why do we need to consider 10G EPON now?
  • What role(s) does 10G EPON play in network evolution?
  • What are the benefits to private operators to deploy a 10G EPON solution?

If you have any additional questions for Tom, use the comment section below. Otherwise, we hope to catch you at the next show.