Precision OT launches new line of SFP GPON transceivers for FTTx, 5G

Created April 21, 2020
Technologies and Products

Precision OT, a provider of optical transceivers and related active/passive optical components, has launched a new line of SFP GPON transceivers and a full line of GPON splitters. The company says these new GPON products will support service providers as they continue working to deliver next generation access services to bandwidth-hungry subscribers, and make it simple for telcos and MSOs to deploy new, fibre-deep network architectures such as Fibre-to-the-X (FTTX).

“The reality about 5G and other transformative technologies is that they rely heavily on the density of fibre optic cables within existing access networks,” notes Chris Page, CTO of Precision OT. “As we have seen, GPON is a key steppingstone for MSOs to provide the high bandwidth, high performance services their subscribers are demanding. Going this route helps save both CAPEX and OPEX by replacing legacy copper wires with more efficient fibre optic cables and eliminating the need for expensive network switches. Designed and tested to the same rigorous standards as all our other equipment, our new line of GPON optics and our multiplexer/demultiplexer filter model will make it easier for our customers to evolve their access networks on an ongoing basis.”

All of Precision OT’s GPON optics are bidirectional, support transmission distances between 20km and 40km and are resilient for both commercial and industrial temperatures.

According to ResearchandMarkets, the global GPON market will reach a total value of US$8.3 billion by 2025, up from US$5.8 billion at the end of 2019. The growth of this market is being driven largely by surging demand for high-speed, triple and quad-play broadband services, including fixed internet, mobile internet, telephony and television products. The move toward more comprehensive 5G rollouts is also a significant factor. As New Electronics recently reported, service providers are largely investing in new, fibre-deep network architectures to attract new business not only from internet service and TV providers, but also 5G operators in need of connecting numerous small-cell base stations.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.