RES: Favorite GPON Vendor?

Julian Eble julianeble at
Wed Nov 11 21:52:02 UTC 2015

We're evaluating the ZTE OLT/ONT and the results are being good so far.
The OMCI has the basic commands to apply a PPPoE conection and a SIP phone,
after the TR069 do the job.


-----Mensagem original-----
De: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] Em nome de Brian R
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2015 17:58
Para: nanog <nanog at>
Assunto: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?

Previously I had stated we tested Calix equipment.  That was wrong, we had
deployed Tellabs GPON equipment.  That was what we had had problems with and
had not received much support on.
Apologies for the error.

I believe the reason we chose not to go with Calix was the requirement to
have a constant connection between the configuration server/hardware and the
ONTs.  If there was a problem with the configuration server or if the ONT
reloaded and was not able to reach the configuration server the ONT would
not configure.  We like the fact that the Adtrans were configured directly
off their uplink hardware and that they were capable of storing the
configuration on the ONT.
We did not have any problems with Calix support that I can recall.

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> on behalf of Brian R
<briansupport at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 11:32 AM
To: Art Plato
Cc: nanog
Subject: Re: Favorite GPON Vendor?


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> on behalf of Art Plato
<aplato at>
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>
To: "nanog" <nanog at>
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>
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 2:38pm
Cc: nanog at
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>
To: "Eric Rogers" <ecrogers at>, "Jay Patel" <clecny at>
Cc: nanog at
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> on behalf of Eric Rogers
<ecrogers at>
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 10:09 AM
To: Jay Patel; nanog at
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] On Behalf Of Jay Patel
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 9:50 AM
To: nanog at
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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