Sunday, September 23, 2007

Calix Delivers GPON ONTs with GigE Subscriber Interfaces

Calix has expanded its line of GPON optical network terminals (ONTs) with a new unit that adds Gigabit Ethernet subscriber-side interfaces, enabling telcos to offer peak downstream rates of up to one thousand megabits per second, compared to 160 Mbps peak rates of DOCSIS 3.0 for cable networks.

Measured in terms of average or sustained bandwidth, Calix estimates that telcos can deliver up to 80 Mbps per subscriber in typical configurations versus 640 kbps for DOCSIS 3.0-enabled cable operators using 250-home nodes.

The 700G ONTs are available in volume now. Configuration options allow for:

  • 10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet interface

  • Optional additional 10/100 Base-T Fast Ethernet interface

  • Optional RF video interface with RF return

  • Optional Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HPNA) interface

  • Optional dual DS1 interfaces for business applications

  • Up to four POTS interfaces on SFU models and up to 16 on MDU models

Additional features of the 700G include auto-detect optics enabling it to support a variety of PON technologies and is compatible with both C- and F-Series Calix platforms. The 700G also employs a snap-in electronics pod for fast installation; draws extremely low power, yielding longer battery life and cooler operation; optionally contains a session initiation protocol (SIP) integrated access device (IAD) for VOIP conversion; and comes in a compact, aesthetically pleasing outdoor enclosure.

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