GPON: Technologies for the connectivity of the future

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What are the networks that will take Internet speeds to another level, and how exactly do they work? Increased bandwidth and distance, quality of service, security, operability and scalability are some of the main advantages offered by these networks. Furukawa Solutions specialist, discusses the elements that are to be considered before starting or expanding a network project.

The world is rapidly transforming thanks to new technologies and the digitization of key areas for human development such as industry, health, education, work and entertainment.

These changes have increased the number of connected devices and demand for bandwidth, which only Fiber Optic-based technologies are able to support since they offer increased speed and less latency in data transmission.

For these reasons, Furukawa’s Lucas Samyn emphasizes that GPON, or Gigabit Passive Optical Network, which is used in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) architectures, is essential to the future of connectivity, offering countless advantages such as:

– Stable and scalable broadband connections, offering a capacity for traffic totaling up to 2.5 Gbps (download) and 1.25 Gbps (upload).

– The protocol’s efficiency, or synchronization in the transmission of

Data, can reach 92%.

– The standard 1 to 64 ratio can be upgraded to 128 connection points per port in wiring that makes use of GPON.

“Another key benefit of GPON is its high capacity, reach and reduction in the volume of fibers used, which allows infrastructure managers to monitor data more easily, reducing maintenance costs and generating savings in electricity consumption,” engineer Lucas Samyn added.

In addition to allowing voice, data and TV services to be introduced into homes through a single Fiber Optic installation, GPON is touted as the technology of the future, since it allows networks to be expanded based on demand, thereby increasing speed, the number of client subscriptions, the integration of new services, and expansion to other areas. GPON is therefore considered to be a completely ‘future-proof’ technology.

That is why Furukawa’s Lucas Samyn recommends that, before expanding or starting a network project, future needs and required additional capacity need to be forecast, considering, among other aspects, the areas that will be served and the estimated volume of future clients.

Manufacturers focused on quality and innovation in connectivity technologies, such as Furukawa, offer the capability to support complete solutions, thereby offering unique advantages and direct benefits such as:

– Ease in obtaining lines of project funding.

– Standardized end-to-end equipment.

– Sustainable technological solutions.

– Potential for anticipating expansion projects with factory support.

– Rapid and directly-targeted support.

– Agility in problem solving.

“When faced with the challenge of developing infrastructure of these dimensions requires that market players commit to the entire project cycle, providing not only a complete line of equipment, but also specialized assistance and personalized attention and training for the management of new technologies that are making a difference and raising the bar in terms of connectivity standards,” Furukawa Solutions’ Lucas Samyn affirmed.