Precision Optical Technologies shakes up PON infrastructure

Created September 18, 2023
Technologies and Products

Precision Optical Technologies (formerly Precision Optical Transceivers) has announced the launch of OpenPath™, its end-to-end Passive Optical Network (PON) access solution, which it says will redraw the PON landscape.

OpenPath™ is a turnkey solution that encompasses the critical components of a PON network, including Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), optics, splitters, Optical Network Units (ONUs), and controller software. Initially set to support XGS-PON, Precision OT’s holistic approach makes it easier for network operators to deploy their own PONs on the timelines they require.

The company says that by enabling a more open PON ecosystem, OpenPath™ will lower lead times and remove the multiple barriers to entry that many network operators face. Unlike typical, proprietary solutions, Precision OT’s system leverages a white box hardware model, which supports the integration of a diverse array of ONUs and ONTs. This effectively eliminates the vendor-lock scenario, making it faster and simpler for MSOs, telcos and other customers to acquire and deploy the equipment they need from Precision OT. Also, OpenPath™’s user-friendly management system software interface enables the company’s customers to bring all the components of Precision OT’s turnkey system together, ensuring optimal performance and interoperability with any existing infrastructure and software systems they may have.

“Our new PON solution, OpenPath™, is a reflection of our expertise and commitment to fulfilling customer-requested solutions that evolve to go far beyond today,” said David Halladay, President and CEO of Precision OT. “OpenPath™ will transform PON deployments, providing our customers with the high-quality tools, customer support and management software they need to deliver the ultra-fast broadband services their end-users desire.”

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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.