HICKORY, NC — CommScope, a supplier of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, announced a new passive optical network solution that supports both EPON and GPON technologies. The solution will be introduced next month during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

“Technology is continuing to progress at a rapid pace, and operators must keep up with their customers’ increasing demand for bandwidth,” says Ric Johnsen, CommScope’s senior vice president for broadband. “Our new PON solution provides an alternative technology for operators to deploy competitive Ethernet services to small- and medium-sized business and improved bandwidth to rural areas.”

The portfolio includes optical line terminals (OLTs), optical network units (ONUs), system-management software and installation components.

• The OLTs (central office equipment) provide high throughput and capacity in an easy-to-deploy and maintainable chassis. With both 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps capabilities, the system provides an easy migration path for future capacity.

• ONUs (customer-premises equipment) include single- and multiuser and small-form-factor-pluggable units. They feature an assortment of ports for Ethernet, Power over Ethernet and voice services, along with Wi-Fi capabilities. The solution integrates seamlessly into an operator’s management architecture with software that performs system backups and upgrades, as well as real-time fault monitoring.

• Small and large OLTs and multiple ONUs provide operators with the instruments needed to optimize their network architecture while minimizing first-install costs and reducing operating costs and capital expenditures.

CommScope is targeting its solution to rural communities, electric cooperatives, multiple system operators, municipalities and governments that want to deliver advanced voice, video, and data services over fiber optic cables. The solution is suitable for residential FTTx, commercial access networks, multi-dwelling units, commercial in-building networks, security and building automation and wireless access points. Combined with CommScope’s optical tap technology, it makes FTTx deployments affordable even in low-density applications.