Favorite GPON Vendor?

Jérôme Nicolle jerome at ceriz.fr
Tue Nov 10 19:22:24 UTC 2015

Hello Jay,

Le 09/11/2015 15:49, Jay Patel a écrit :
> Who is your favorite GPON  OLT/ONU Vendor? Why?   I am looking for
> recommendations

I've had great operationnal feedback with Alcatel's gear. Not the old
7302 series, rather the 7360s which support up to 16 ports/slot.

The best part is their provisionning system, because it's a "service
template" driven logic. It scales well, as long as you don't try to
produce L3 services right on the OLT chassis (better trunk to a 7750 SR
or any other L3 router).

The 7360FX line also has a P2P linecard, which is usefull when you want
to serve both residential and business accesses from the same device.

Higlights :
- Up to 32k GPON subscribers per chassis
- Up to 1152 gigabit ports per chassis in PtP setup (ideal for B2B)
- Unlimited customers from the same mamangement server (5620SAM,
optionnal but worth it past 5+ chassis)

On the financial aspects, well, it's surprisingly cheap as soon as you
have to scale past the chinese pizabox OLTs. Over 9 trees out of a
single PoP, you're definitely more effective with such devices.

Best regards,

Jérôme Nicolle
+33 6 19 31 27 14

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