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The Future of GPON, XGS-PON, and NG-PON2

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Duration: 60 min

There is much discussion in the industry as to which direction vendors and broadband providers should turn for next-generation passive optical network (PON) technology. As gigabit services become increasingly available, broadband providers are turning an eye to what is next, and while there is general agreement on 10 gigabit service, there are technology and business choices to make in choosing a solution.

Industry veterans driving the creation and adoption of 10G PON standards will discuss two newly minted ITU standards, XGS-PON and NG-PON2, highlighting the pros and cons of each. The webinar also explores the applications driving the transition to 10G PON and the importance of technology advances in tunable optics.


Hal Roberts, Hal Roberts, System Architect – FSAN Contributor – ITU Editor, Calix

Vincent O'Byrne, Director - Technology Core - Network Technology Group, Verizon

John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home, IHS

David Russell, Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, Calix

Key Topics for Discussion

  1. The status of next-gen PON standards XGS-PON and NG-PON2
  2. Applications and use cases for next-gen PON
  3. Key benefits of NG-PON2: multi-wavelength, TWDM and point-to-point, channel bonding, and tunable optics on the optical network unit (ONU)
  4. The expected time line and status of optics development for commercial deployments and applications for XGS-PON and NG-PON2
  5. Answers to audience questions during Q&A