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GPON

Full Name

Gigabit Passive Optical Network

Description

GPON is an evolution of the BPON standard. It supports higher rates, enhanced security, and choice of Layer 2 protocol (ATM, GEM, Ethernet).

Origin/Facts

In early 2008, Verizon began installing GPON equipment, having installed over 800 thousand lines by mid year.

Unit

Data Rates

Downstream Bandwidth: 2.488 Gbps
Upstream Bandwidth: 1.244 Gbps

Services Offered

High speed internet access, online games tournaments, high quality HD video, IPTV, Video on Demand, etc.

Range

100 mbps over distances up to 20km. The range can be extended to over 60km using range extenders.

Frequency/Channel

Advantages/Disadvantages


Advantages:

• Mass-market ready
• Service flexibility
• Easy, modular planning and rollout
• Highest density and availability
• Lowest FTTH total cost of ownership
• Sharing of FTTH infrastructure
• At full speed, GPON offers twice the bandwidth and split ratio compared to other PONs
• GPON also addresses one of the key limitations of BPON

Disadvantages:
Deployment cost and costly components are the major disadvantage of GPON.

Present/Future in SAMENA

GPON appears to have very promising future in the SAMENA region with markets such as KSA, UAE, Bahrain among other have been deploying city wide GPON networks. Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) is set for growth, as carriers look to meet the increased the demand for high-bandwidth services like IPTV and VoD.
Etisalat selects Huawei to build large scale commercial GPON FTTH network.
Ericsson to supply GPON broadband to Saudi Arabia's high-tech flagship, King Abdullah Economic City. The systems house will supply, build, integrate, operate, and manage a multiplay GPON communications infrastructure for the smart-city project. The deal is to be the first for an end-to-end fixed network in Saudi Arabia.
Ericsson and Grameen CyberNet Limited, a leading internet service provider in Bangladesh, have signed a contract for a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Ericsson's GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) solution.
du also signed a GPON contract with Ericsson recently for it will enable the operator to continue to offer quality service to the end users.
Nigerian telecom company 21st Century Technologies has selected Ericsson to supply, build and systems integrate a nationwide residential GPON network.
According to Infonetics Research, subscribers to premium broadband services via 2.5G GPON technology are expected to rise 8.5 million by 2015 in India, the Middle East, Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.

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