FTTH ONTs and routers

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Fri May 16 04:48:55 UTC 2014

Calix's indoor ONT (836GE) come with RG functionality by default:
but they also have a software load for their 700GE-series ONTs:


-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Shawn L
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:12 PM
To: nanog
Subject: Re: FTTH ONTs and routers

Calix makes a number of ONTs some with residential gateways, some that are
just bridges

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Aled Morris <aledm at qix.co.uk> wrote:

> I notice Cisco's new ME4600 ONT's come in two flavors, one (the
> "Residential GateWay") with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect in
> an all-in-one home router (voice ports, small ethernet switch, wifi access
> point) and another (the "Single Family Unit") that looks a lot more basic
> and is likely to be deployed as a bridge.
> http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/me-4600-series-multiservice-optical-access-platform/datasheet-c78-730446.html
> Aled
> On 15 May 2014 18:11, Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
> >wrote:
> >
> > It had been my impression that ONTs, like most other consumer modems,
> > came with built-in router capabilities (along with ATA for voice).
> >
> > The assertion that ONTs have built-in routing capabilities has been
> > challenged.
> >
> > Can anyone confirm whether ONTs generally have routing (aka: home router
> > that does the PPPoE or DHCP and then NAT for home) capabilities?
> >
> > Are there examples where a telco has deployed ONTs with the router
> > built-in and enabled ? Or would almost all FTTH deployments be made with
> > any routing disabled and the ONT acting as a pure ethernet bridge ?
> >
> >
> > (I appreciate your help on this as I am time constrained to do research).
> >
> >

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