Slovenia-headquartered communications solutions supplier Iskratel has unveiled two new universal next-generation PON solutions – the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade. The company says these products are designed to facilitate a profitable and controlled upgrade to next-generation networks, such as NG-PON2 and XGS-PON.
The 8-port multi-PON blade simultaneously supports NG-PON2 and XGS-PON technologies, without the need to replace current PON infrastructure. The NG-PON blade is said to be flexible enough for operators to build on their existing GPON shelves, providing a pay-as-you-grow, gradual expansion to next-generation networks.
“Operators are looking to upgrade their networks to be able to offer competitive broadband services which keep up with growing bandwidth demands, without the hassle of replacing their current optical infrastructure – and this is exactly what our latest advancements in our PON solutions enable,” says Iskratel CTO Damjan Slapar. “Our solutions ensure complete reuse of existing infrastructure and coexist with previously employed PON technologies, empowering operators to remain ahead of user demands, as needs develop and use cases dictate.”
Both the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade will be unveiled for the first time at the FTTH Conference in Valencia, Spain, February 13th to 15th. During the event, Iskratel will also reveal its new Innbox G108 home gateways, which complement access to Gigabit, ultra-broadband services over NG-PON by providing the experience of Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the premises.