Verizon has selected Calix's SDN-based access platform to begin large-scale NG-PON2 deployments in the first quarter of 2018.
This NG-PON2 technology will help Verizon realize a radical reduction in network operating complexity and costs while enabling the Company to deploy new services with unprecedented speed. Early this year, Verizon completed the first multi-vendor interoperability trial of NG-PON2 technology at its Verizon Labs.
The deployments will include the AXOS RPm (Routing Protocol module for Layer 3) and the AXOS SMm (Subscriber Management module for disaggregated Broadband Network Gateway).
By consolidating the subscriber management, aggregation, and optical line terminal (OLT) functions into a single point in the network that is closer to the subscriber, Verizon will realize significant operations expense reductions with fewer network elements while dramatically improving their ability to automate the network, said Calix.