Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON)

With the rapidly increasing levels of personalization and interactivity in communication and entertainment today, the need for fiber optic networks has become imperative to meet the exponentially growing bandwidth requirements. GPON has today become the preferred fiber access technology due to its technical and performance advantages and its overall total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits over other technologies. In addition, GPON provides a smooth and cost-effective migration to next-generation 10G technology which is poised to drastically improve the user experience. Active Ethernet, providing 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps point-to-point connectivity, is another high-bandwidth access technology alternative that is rapidly improving the user experience today.
Our customers are looking for solutions to solve their bandwidth and access network needs today with a view to the future.

The GPON-OLT, which has been designed for high scalability, flexibility and superior performance, has the added benefit of being the solution for the future. Our customers deploying GPON today can meet today’s bandwidth needs and provide investment protection for the future. Built on 480 Gbps pure IP core switching and 4.6 Terabit total system switching capacity, the GPON-OLT allows for high bandwidth capable GPON and Active Ethernet services to be provisioned on the same system.

SST has partnered with Zhone, based in the USA. SST is the Platinum Hospitality Partner for Zhone in India. Zhone has long been a pioneer in the industry with its broadband and multi-service access solution offerings. Zhone is at the forefront of technology innovation today, with large-scale global deployments of its high-capacity FTTx multi-service systems including the MXK, MALC and zNID ONTs which are designed to provide high performance and cost-effective solutions for the operator’s bandwidth requirements.


Benefits of GPON and FTTx:

  • Replaces multiple cabling work for TV, telephony, internet access, IP surveillance cameras, building management systems etc with a single cable i.e. the fiber optic cable.
  • This dramatically reduces cost and time over runs, as multiple sub-contractors are eliminated and skilled IT professionals handle the entire configuration. The project management becomes simpler and reliability of the services improves tremendously.
  • Maintenance of the services becomes easy, due to the simplicity of the architecture
  • Due to the very high bandwidth capacity of fiber optic cables, the investment is protected into the future and upgrades are restricted to the OLT and the Customer Premises Equipment such as the ONT
  • As a result of all the above, the total cost of ownership reduces significantly over the long run.

The block diagram below gives a good idea of how GPON works in a typical hotel or a hospital or a residential environment: