Calix Unveils SDN-powered NG-PON2 Technology for Channel Bonding Trial with Verizon

Calix Unveils SDN-powered NG-PON2 Technology for Channel Bonding Trial with Verizon Image Credit: Calix

Calix has unveiled AXOS, an SDN powered NG-PON2 technology with the ability to bond multiple channels or wavelengths of over fiber.

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. 

Chang-Seok Seo, EVP and Head of Network Strategy Unit, KT
One of the key attributes of NG-PON2 for carriers is the ability to consolidate business and residential services onto one NG-PON2 network, and we expect NG-PON2 channel bonding technology could help with this convergence, especially as bandwidth needs increase,” said Vincent O’Byrne, director of access technology at Verizon.

Shane Eleniak, VP of Systems Products, Calix 
NG-PON2 channel bonding, much like the unique Calix ability to provide gigabit services on G.fast via bonding, is another example of the transformative power of AXOS, accelerating the delivery of new technologies, features, and services for all Calix customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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