Industry First 10 Gigabit Symmetrical Enterprise Passive Optical Network Display

Tellabs, Alpha and EXFO provide LAN infrastructure investment protection with symmetrical 10G PON with no equipment, cabling, wavelength or power conflicts!

Carrollton, Texas, UNITED STATES

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tellabs, the leading provider of Passive Optical LAN (POL) solutions, will be at BICSI Winter Conference (booth #1201) showcasing a demonstration of a Tellabs™ Optical LAN system operating 2.5G ITU G.984 PON simultaneous over a common optical distribution network supporting symmetrical 10G ITU G.989 PON. This industry-first display proves that customers deploying today’s PON technology can support future bi-directional 10 gigabit connectivity speeds over the same infrastructure without the disruptive rip-and-replace that happens with traditional copper-based IT networks. The demonstration will be powered by Alpha Technologies, the power behind the evolution of communications networks, with testing and monitoring provided by EXFO.

This display shows how today’s PON users can upgrade to future 10G connectivity speeds without having to replace existing equipment, cabling, splitters and powering systems. This is a true breakthrough when compared to the disruptive rip-and-replace that occurs with legacy copper-based IT networks.

  • The Tellabs Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and Optical Network Terminals (ONT) will demonstrate that 2.5G ITU G.984 PON simultaneous over a common Optical distribution network supporting 10G ITU G.989 PON can be delivered via the same system, and better yet, from the same PON service module – another industry first.
  • The Alpha Technologies eLimiter+ Class 2 Remote Power Distribution Unit showcases the ability to remotely power 10G ONTs along with today’s PON architectures.
  • EXFO’s new PON Power Meter - PPM-350D - will demonstrate accurate and simultaneous power level measurement of downstream and upstream signals supporting wavelengths for both next-gen PON and legacy G-PON. That means that the investment in existing single-mode fiber and passive optical splitter installed inside buildings and across campus network is protected.

Our symmetrical 10 gigabit OLAN solution strategy is that it minimizes the impact on our existing customers and ensures today’s infrastructure is leveraged. We are on pace to deliver the latest 10G PON technology, in the best form-factor, utilizing the least amount of power and providing the best cost value to our customers,” said Jim Norrod, Tellabs President and CEO.

The eLimiter+ provides users with the ability to avoid costly and cumbersome AC power at the ONT. The Class 2 design meets NEC requirements, increases overall network reliability and lowers the total cost of ownership,” said Grant Clark, Alpha Technologies Vice President of Product Management & Development. “It’s exciting to provide part of the infrastructure continuity that enables POL networks to deliver more bandwidth in the future.”

EXFO’s innovative PPM-350D automatically detects and adjusts to the standard thresholds for next-gen and legacy passive optical network technologies, ensuring error-free readings for the service installers,” said Stephane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement. “Seeing our test solutions in action over a real XGS-PON setup is a great opportunity for our customers to witness the interoperability of EXFO’s innovations with a system vendor such as Tellabs.”

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About Tellabs: Tellabs is leading the future of networking with access solutions for today, poised to deliver modern high-performance solutions for the future. Fast and secure access has never been in more demand for enterprise and government connectivity. Tellabs’ sole focus is to deliver simple, secure, scalable and stable access to optimize network performance. Tellabs has delivered carrier-class access solutions to service providers for more than two decades. We are now expanding that leadership by defining the future of enterprise networking that connects the campus and buildings and inspires people.

About Alpha Technologies: For 40 years, Alpha Technologies has been an industry pioneer and global leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power. Our distinctive excellence is the ability to innovate and quickly deliver optimized solutions for our customers’ unique powering challenges in the Telecom, Cable Broadband, Traffic, Security, Industrial and Renewable Energy industries. Alpha’s TL 9000 certified quality system, award-winning product strategy and continuous improvement/operational excellence program focuses on achieving complete customer satisfaction and supplying solutions of the highest quality, value and reliability.

About EXFO: EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world's leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we've worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions.

Dave Cunningham