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GPON Basics

Learning Path: AXOS


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

  • Technicians who will manage, maintain, troubleshoot, and configure GPON transport networks
  • Technicians who will perform installation, provisioning, operations, and maintenance of GPON Optical Distribution Networks

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
  • Demonstrate familiarization with Calix GPON components
  • Compare the effects of splitter placement in ODN design
  • Understand the advantage of particular FTTx solutions