GPON Vendors

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Dec 7 07:43:20 UTC 2011

In any such vendor choice, I'd say make sure that they have workable
IPv6 before making any major investments. Otherwise, you've got a
dead-end platform that won't serve you very well for very many years.


On Dec 6, 2011, at 7:25 PM, Mark Tinka wrote:

> On Wednesday, December 07, 2011 03:52:20 AM Josh V. Hoppes 
> wrote:
>> Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to consider
>> alternative vendors for our GPON system, moving away
>> from Motorola.  We wanted to throw out a line and find
>> out what other networks have deployed and what
>> experiences they have had positive or negative with
>> them. Thanks in advance for any replies.
> We're using Huawei for this.
> It's a stable system, and they do this quite well. Watch out 
> for the EMS though; it's great for management and 
> provisioning, but customer migration is not supported (yet).
> The ONU that ships from Huawei is also not terribly good as 
> a clever CPE. So if you're thinking of doing interesting 
> things, suggest you use their ONU as a bridge and have 
> something else terminating the PPPoE/DHCP sessions.
> Otherwise, I'd certainly recommend looking at Huawei for 
> this. We've been reasonably happy using them for our FTTH 
> and IPTv deployment.
> Cheers,
> Mark.

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