Ericsson teams with Calix for testing of NG-PON2 technology with Verizon

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  • Build converged access networks to better utilize Verizon's existing fiber infrastructure
  • Support Verizon's high bandwidth residential and business service delivery
  • NG-PON2 provides highest flexible on-demand service with lower operational cost

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is partnering with Calix to test NG-PON2 (next generation passive optical network) equipment and its interoperability in Verizon's Innovation Lab in Waltham, Mass. The solution provides an easy upgrade path from BPON/GPON to NG-PON2.

Ericsson’s strong CSI (Consulting and Systems Integration) and OSS/BSS back office systems are key to the solution.

Ericsson has been partnering with Calix in the international market for the last four years. Calix has a long history of serving fiber access customers with a unified access infrastructure, supporting both business and residential services.

Through the partnership, Ericsson and Calix will test solutions that will help Verizon build a converged network to better utilize existing fiber infrastructure to stay ahead of the competition and enable Verizon to keep pace with the ever-increasing broadband needs of business and residential customers.

The Ericsson/Calix solution offers an end-to-end pay as you grow NG-PON2 access solution that supports true convergence of network architectures, versus other solutions like XGS that provide a modest bandwidth increase over present systems and no direct evolution path. NG-PON2, in comparison, provides higher PON capacity by using four wavelengths (4x10Gb/s WDM) on a fiber to achieve an aggregate PON capacity of 40 Gb/s bandwidth through wavelength bonding. The remote selection of different services through tunable optics of individual ONTs will allow increased flexibility for residential or business services.


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