Passive Optical Network, Optical Distribution Network

Passive Optical Network

Optical Distribution Network

Passive Optical Networks (PON) are broadly deployed to provide high-bandwidth Fiber to the Premises (FTTP). In this second white paper in our series on Passive Optical Networks we dive deeper into the architecture of PON implementations, important design constraints, and the characteristics of the Optical Distribution Network. It covers the components and the architecture of traditional PON networks and outlines recent improvements. We cover important design considerations, how cable operators are moving towards PON in order to improve their service, and some of the newer methods for implementing and deploying PON. This paper also describes some of the ways that cable providers are addressing the “technology threat” posed by PON.

This white paper covers:

  • Broadband architectures
  • PON Optical Distribution Networks
  • It’s all about power
  • Upstream is much harder
  • What about cable companies
  • PON provides a way to get fiber everywhere

Clearly, the goal is to continue to drive fiber to the premises. Bandwidth requirements continue to increase and subscribers want more bandwidth with excellent service quality. PON provides a cost-effective way to achieve this. But as both the bandwidth and the number of subscribers goes up, even PON has to improve and grow into new and more flexible architectures.

IP Infusion Innovations is a software development consulting firm with this expertise. IP Infusion works with our clients to develop and improve many of the components associated with OLTs and has developed software for many of the networking devices used in these implementations. If you are looking for help developing a next generation PON platform or a service provider looking for help to improve your current PON implementation, IP Infusion Innovations has the team that can help you.