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September 03, 2009

Occam Networks Intros Three New GPON Optical Network Terminals

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Occam Networks, a broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies, has introduced three new GPON optical network terminals (ONTs) designed to accelerate the transition to FTTP.
The three ONTs, ON 2541, 2543 and 2544, come with a wide range of features, enabling maximum flexibility to fit subscribers’ needs as well as the providers’ network architecture, according to company officials. These latest offerings are compatible with Occam’s BLC 6000 MSAP featuring the 6322 GPON OLT.
The ONTs in the ON 2540 series provide a 2.5Gbps downstream and 1.2Gbps upstream GPON optical uplink and two POTS ports. Also, the ON 2541 and ON 2543 provide a gigabit Ethernet option and the ON 2543’s HPNA port enables home device connectivity via existing coaxial wiring. In a release, company officials said that ON 2544 includes four Fast Ethernet ports for a variety of premise network and ancillary equipment connectivity needs.
The ON 2541 and ON 2543 are designed to support Whole Home Networks, where a gateway acts as a service node for all network connected devices inside the home. Moreover, ON 2541 equipped with a single Gigabit Ethernet subscriber port and ON 2543 featuring Gigabit Ethernet and HPNA coaxial interface provide service providers with a choice of media options for service delivery.
“Service providers are extending their reach into the customer home to both enhance the subscriber experience and to set the stage for additional revenue generating services,” said Juan Vela (News - Alert), director for solutions marketing and strategy at Occam Networks, adding that Occam is responding to this demand with the ON 2500 series of ONTs.
The new ONTs can be deployed in environmentally-hardened enclosures for outdoor installation. Plus, they are compliant with standards such as ITU-T G.984, ITU-T G.984.4 OMCI, TR-156 and TR-101.
“The next frontier for creating a better subscriber experience and increasing revenues is within the broadband premises. Occam’s new ONTs are designed to address a variety of residential and business environments as operators continue the migration to fiber,” said Vela.
The new ONTs are expected to be available later this year.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard