Average number of ports on OLT cards

Brandon Martin lists.nanog at monmotha.net
Sat Mar 3 14:26:16 UTC 2018

On 03/02/2018 05:38 PM, Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
> Quick question: (sanity check).
> For a deployment happening now by an incumbent telco (aka: serving large
> number of homes), how many GPON ports would it want per each OLT card ?
> or more precisely, what sort of range is there for the number of ports
> for such a deployment?

I'm mostly seeing 8 or 16 ports per card for GPON these days.  Chassis 
seem to be ranging from 4-16 slots of line cards (plus some other slots 
for management, uplink, etc.).  EPON density seems comparable.

XGS-PON and 10G-EPON seem to be 4-8 ports per card often in the same 
chassis with GPON/EPON.
Brandon Martin

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