Passive Optical Network (PON)

Mike Hammett nanog at
Sat Jan 21 21:35:00 UTC 2017

Conversely, many places still can't even handle a full table. ;-) 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

----- Original Message -----

From: "joel jaeggli" <joelja at> 
To: "Kenneth McRae" <kenneth.mcrae at>, "NANOG" <nanog at> 
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:31:18 PM 
Subject: Re: Passive Optical Network (PON) 

On 1/21/17 8:44 AM, Kenneth McRae wrote: 
> Greeting all, 
> Is anyone out there using PON in a campus or facility environment? I am talking to a few vendors who are pushing PON as a replacement for edge switching on the campus and in some cases, ToR switch in the DC. Opinions on this technology would be greatly appreciated. 
The datacenter tor / host evironments I'm exposed to generally consider 
10Gb/s or Nx10 to be the performance floor not the ceiling. To my 
thinking 100gig lr4 results in a substantial reduction in 
fiber/optic/port count which will in the long more than offset the 
increased cost something that didn't really happen with 40gig. 
> Thanks, 
> Kenneth 

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