Favorite GPON Vendor?

Brian R briansupport at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 10 19:32:48 UTC 2015


I can't say we have a lot of experience with the Adtran GPON units.  On the Active Ethernet side if we assign an IP to the ONT we can view all the stats going back to the TA5K.  From the TA5K we can also view the individual Ethernet ports.  I will send you directly some examples.  I don't think NANOG wants to see a bunch of Adtran "show ..." commands  : ]

As far as Shawns Calix experiences the last time we tried Calix GPON was 5-6 years ago.  The CPE seemed solid but the POP side was in constant need of rebooting and we gave it up after about 8-12 months of customer frustrations.  At that time we did not get much help on the problems.


From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Art Plato <aplato at coldwater.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:32 AM
To: Shawn L
Cc: nanog
Subject: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?

Awesome. Thanks for the feedback Brian. Price is important, but not the be all of the consideration process. Troubleshooting ease matters just as much.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shawn L" <shawnl at up.net>
To: "nanog" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:27:46 AM
Subject: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?

We like Calix's gpon gear, especially the E7 series.  Though it's on the higher side price-wise than others.  Manageable through their CMS software, the web, or command line.  We tend to use their CMS software for most things, but the CLI is decent, and gives you access to anything you'd want.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Art Plato" <aplato at coldwater.org>
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 2:38pm
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?

How complex is the troubleshooting side of the Adtran? We Use the Enablence Wave7 and getting any useful information from the CPE via the CLI is like pulling hens teeth. I have yet to see a way to view the actual throughput on the ethernet interfaces, only total bits passed, or the light levels at the CPE fiber interface. A bit annoying actually. It means a truck roll to get light levels at the CPE.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian R" <briansupport at hotmail.com>
To: "Eric Rogers" <ecrogers at precisionds.com>, "Jay Patel" <clecny at gmail.com>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 2:25:44 PM
Subject: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?

We use the Adtran ONT solutions. We are using AE (Active Ethernet) not GPON but the solutions are similar for Adtran. We are providing IP and Analog this way. If used in the specified scope only there have been very little problems. Adtran is constantly updating their firmware, this can be a positive and negative at times. LoL

The configuration is Adtran TA5000 with an Active Ethernet 24-Port Module (1187562F1) feeding an ONT TA324E (1287737G2) at the customer premise.
For power we are using the Cyber Power CSN27U12v-NA3 units.
The clam shell we are using to put the ONT in is TA350 ONT NID HSG SPLICE (1187770G1)
All of these part numbers should be available on Adtrans website to look up.

We are also testing some iPhotonix ONTs but have not gotten to the point we are sure we want to deploy them.


PS I will post this in voiceops as well (it may be more relevant there)

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Eric Rogers <ecrogers at precisionds.com>
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 10:09 AM
To: Jay Patel; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: Favorite GPON Vendor?

I Personally would like to know as well. We are just getting into GPON and the equipment we have been evaluating is clunky at best... It came highly recommended and supposed to be stable.

Eric Rogers
PDS Connect
(317) 831-3000 x200

-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Jay Patel
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 9:50 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Favorite GPON Vendor?

Who is your favorite GPON OLT/ONU Vendor? Why? I am looking for

I apologize in advance , if you feel my question is inappropriate for this mailing list ( feel free to point me to right forum/mailing list).


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