ADTRAN has introduced 10G-EPON virtual Remote-OLTs (virtual R-OLTs) to enable cable MSOs the ability to further execute on their 10Gbps FTTH and SD-Access strategies, while seamlessly integrating into existing DOCSIS back office provisioning and operational systems.
The new portfolio bring three new capabilities - DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoETM), native SDN integration and remote outside plant packaging - for cable operators to take advantage on evolving distributed access architecture (DAA) deployments.
According to ADTRAN, traditional FTTH network growth required MSOs to overcome capital, operational and regulatory hurdles, while requiring time-consuming and costly permits for adding new fiber from the headend, which slowed their ability to turn up services in a timely fashion. DAA and R-OLTs alleviate many of these issues. Furthermore, ADTRAN R-OLTs integrate field proven DPoE management methods and Layer 3 functionality, like provisioning and routing, running on specialized components.
Alternatively, the Layer 3 and other functionality can be virtualized affording additional cost reduction benefits as the R-OLT architecture is simplified further. The ADTRAN OLTs bridge the management horizon with support of both DPoE management and modern SDN control protocols allowing MSOs to effectively execute over time their transition to virtualized, managed and orchestrated SD-Access service architectures.