Working within ITU standards, Calix said it has successfully demonstrated the ability of the AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System to leverage NG-PON2 channel bonding to deliver up to 40 Gbps downstream, or 80 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth over a single strand of fiber, as part of the requirements for Verizon.
This breakthrough allows service providers who are deploying channel bonded Calix AXOS NG-PON2 solutions the ultimate flexibility in addressing, on a single fiber with adjustable capacity, the emerging bandwidth requirements of a variety of demanding service types, including:
5G mobile backhaulHigh-end business servicesHigh-density residential services, including in MDU environmentsTransport and middle mile
The multi-wavelength capability of NG-PON2 technology is already a game changer for service providers in its promise to accelerate network convergence and massively increase available bandwidth capacity.
However, the ability to bond NG-PON2 wavelengths takes this opportunity to a whole new level, rewriting the rules that historically governed how quickly and efficiently service enhancements could be deployed in service provider networks.
Developed at an unprecedented pace by leveraging the Calix AXOS platform, the NG-PON2 channel bonding breakthrough progressed from a Verizon request to Calix to a live demonstration and was completed in only 12 days. This feat was made possible by the hardware abstracted Calix AXOS platform that can rapidly develop new capabilities, such as channel bonding, while also supporting anyPHY and anyPON technologies, like NG-PON2, as they emerge.