To achieve optimum cost efficiency and to maximize service differentiation, service providers building FTTx networks demand ONTs well tuned to their specific requirements. In response to the broad scope of these requirements, Zhone has leveraged deep experience in managing the complexity of multi-service access to build the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of FTTx customer premise equipment, for both Active Ethernet and GPON standards. These models include a variety of configurations for residential, business, MDU, and cellular backhaul applications. Every member of the portfolio is tightly integrated into the Zhone Management System, supported by new features such as autoprovisioning and any service / any port configuration that substantially reduce the costs of FTTx network deployment and maintenance.
Zhone's indoor GPON ONT family has many options for deployment of FTTx services. Models range from a single Ethernet port to a model with 8 Ethernet ports allowing the service provider to chose the right model for the job. The indoor GPON portfolio also includes models that mount in the wall, ideal for Rental Housing (Apartments, Condos) and Campus use (Dorms, Temporary Housing).
Based on a wire-speed router architecture, Zhone's outdoor GPON ONTs deliver best-in-class data throughput regardless of packet size to support the most demanding FTTx applications. All new models provide multiple 1Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, two or four voice ports with support for SIP, SIP-PLAR and MGCP Voice over IP protocols. This gives service providers an elegant migration path from legacy to softswitch architectures without replacing ONTs. GPON models are available with and without support for downstream RF Video.
Zhone's indoor Active Ethernet ONT portfolio is designed for the high bandwidth services being deployed to homes and businesses today. With wire-speed routing, a web UI for local management, and support for Zhone's CPE Management system, the Zhone Active Ethernet solution paired with the MXK OLT is an efficient way to extend bandwidth intensive services to the network edge.