pon's and ethernet to the home
matthew at crocker.com
Tue Dec 9 20:38:42 UTC 2003
www.carrieraccess.com makes PON CPE gear.
www.alcatel.com makes PON 'head end' gear that works with CAC CPE.
Basically, 1 strand of fiber (not a pair) can be used for 16 or 32
customers and will handle up/down data, down video, up/down T1 for
voice at the customer. Head end voice, video and data is split apart.
Carrier Access Corp hardware is rock solid, I have *never* had one
fail. I don't use the PON stuff but I do use their DS1 & DS3 stuff.
On Dec 9, 2003, at 12:58 PM, Miguel Mata-Cardona wrote:
> Hi, I've been reading a little about passive optic networks and the
> idea is very good from my stand point.
> As far as I have understood, the idea is to use the fiber as it was
> coax, doing some kind of FDM (frequency division multiplexing) with
> the lambdas (somehow the same). This would give us the capability
> to move at leat n x 10mbps ethernet on the same fiber using diferent
> lambdas for each customer, until power budget goes down.
> If the idea is correct, this would mean "next jump" on bandwidth.
> Who would be making this "ethernet/lambda multiplexors" right
> now? Is it feasible to do it today? or should we wait a little more?
> I mean, there are solutions using packet over sonet or alike, but
> pure ethernet?
> Miguel Mata-Cardona
> Intercom El Salvador
> mmata at intercom.com.sv
> voz: ++(503) 278-5068
> fax: ++(503) 265-7024
Matthew S. Crocker
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