Remote OLT automation is revolutionizing the delivery of quality fiber optics technology all over the world. Fiber-to-the-Premises is now the next frontier in delivering high-speed internet to premises across the globe fast and effectively. The ISPs use Passive Optical Networks (PON) and Active Optical Networks (AON) to make this possible. These automation solutions are not only less expensive, but they are also becoming more common in many fiber optic deployments.
An Overview of Remote PON OLT
A PON (passive optical network) uses point-to-multipoint topologies to send data from a single point to multiple users using several combiners or passive splitter units on the physical layer, WDM techniques to separate upload and download channels and a TDMA access scheme for sharing the link between multiple users.
There are two standards in the PON architecture: Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). Both standards have the same topological structure. Here are some benefits of PON.
- It offers high levels of security
- There is less power consumption
- It can be installed and expanded with ease based on customer needs.
- There are reduced management and operation costs
There has been a sharp rise in PON OLT equipment shipments worlwide, signaling the increased use of the technology.
Key Components of the GPON Structure
In a Gigabit Passive Optical Network system, there is usually an optical line terminal (OLT) at the ISP and several optical network terminals (ONTs) close to end users. An ODN (optical distribution network) is also used between the OLT and ONTs.
OLT (Optical Line Terminal)
OLT is usually the origin of GPON networks. It converts, frames, and transmits signals for this network. The OLT also coordinates the multiplexed ONTs to share upstream transmission. With OLT, companies are able to distribute various types of voice and data traffic from end-users (upstream) as well as similar data from a long-haul or metro network up to 20 km away(downstream). The new remote OLTS can snap into existing networks and be used in fiber nodes connected to a distributed access architecture for enhanced capacity and efficiency.
Optical Network Terminal (ONT)
ONT systems convert the optical signals from the fiber optic to electrical ones for use by the end user. They also send, groom, and aggregate the data that comes from the data for transmission upstream. Grooming is the action of optimizing and reorganizing data for efficient transmission.
DOCSIS 4.0 Technology
The newest DOCSIS 4.0 technology supports up to 10 GPS downstream and 6 GPS upstream. This allows for multi-gigabit symmetric services to be delivered over HFC networks. With the technology, companies can use various higher upstream speed services, such as
- Remote learning,
- IoT and virtual reality
- Intelligent healthcare applications
- Interactive video conferencing
With the remote OLT technology, ISPs can enhance the efficiency of their existing infrastructure to DOCSIS 4.0 standards without requiring them to lay more cables. They use elements like virtual CCAP (converged cable access platform) licensing, CCAP cores, modules and chassis, and DAA (distributed access architecture) to offer significant cost savings and future-proof cable networks so that businesses and households can access cutting-edge internet services in the future.
Remote OLT Automation is the Future of Internet Access
Remote OLT is leading the way in ensuring that customers get quality GPON internet activated and upgraded fast. These systems will become more common in the near future as more ISPs adopt new fiber-optic technologies and upgrade their existing fiber networks.
We lead the way in installing a complex Direct Internet Access (DIA) service over GPON remotely in minutes. The process from entering the service order to activation is fast and highly effective, thanks to our field technician applications, Symphonica Service Activator, and TWizard. We have streamlined the process to deliver the services fast using a flexible and agile approach that adapts to the client’s processes and timeframe. No ONT-OLT pre-staging is required, and customers receive facilities automatically using the auto-discovery process.
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