GPON Basics

Calix Solutions Academy


This course provides a basic overview of GPON terminology and components as well as the Calix platforms and ONTs supporting this technology.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Who should attend

  • Network Operations
  • Customer Support
  • Field Technicians
  • Engineering/Planner

Prerequisite Training and Skills

  • Knowledge of basic telecommunications principles
  • Understanding of basic optical safety procedures


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of PON components.
  • Understand common GPON terminology.
  • Describe key characteristics of optical fiber.
  • Identify contributors of optical budget loss.
  • Identify the Calix AXOS GPON products by the model name and network location.
  • Compare the effects of splitter placement in ODN design.
  • Understand advantages of a particular FTTx solution.