A central European cable and satellite operator has successfully completed the testing of a hybrid last-mile broadband solution combining Iskratel’s GPON technology and Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS.
Now available from Iskratel are two universal next-generation PON blades – the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade. The blades are designed to aid a lucrative and controlled upgrade to next-generation networks, such as NG-PON2 and XGS-PON.
The 8-port multi-PON blade simultaneously supports NG-PON2 and XGS-PON technologies, without the need to replace current PON infrastructure, whilst the NG-PON blade is flexible enough to allow operators to build on their existing GPON shelves, providing a pay-as-you-grow, gradual expansion to next-generation networks.
Iskratel has officially launched its second-generation family of universal home gateways, which now feature GPON connectivity. The Innbox V60U is a hybrid customer premises equipment (CPE) device that supports most access network technologies, including GPON, FTTH, ADSL2, VDSL2 and Ethernet.
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