Verizon completes first 10G GPON test with Huawei
Verizon announced it started the test for the 10-Gbps GPON FTTP network of Massachusetts US yesterday. The equipments for the network came from Huawei.
Currently, ITU-T has not completed the 10GG PON (XG-PON) standardization work and expects to complete it in 2010, with download rate of 10-Gbps and upload rate of 2.4-Gbps.
XG-PON’s network transmission rate is four times of the existing network of Verizon. The network support single-point HD video transmission, high definition video, issuance of users’ own content, video conference and the latest extra-high speed data service, meeting the demands of large and medium enterprises.
Vice President of Verizon MarkWegleitner said, “At the beginning of the FiOS design, we have already known that we can gradually and continuously explore the huge capacity of optical fiber, as to transmit more and more data, meeting the application of the users.”
Accord to the report of Dr. Vincent O’Byrne, Director of Verizon that the test includes a XG-PON ONT, different equipments and network terminals, such as television, Set-top Box, router etc. The report says the test has been going smoothly that the transmission has reached download rate of 10G and upload rate of 2.4G and there is no conflict between GPON and XG-PON.
Dr. Vincent O’Byrne said that the only problem is the link budget is not as high as the expectation. Huawei side said it would make improvement when promote the commercial version. Huawei has not provided any GPON equipments for Verizon by now and Verizon will also make test with other manufacturers including Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent, which is scheduled in the future few months.
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