(X)GPON is applied in industrial environments, airports, campuses, etc. I is recognized as a cost-effective, passive alternative for connectivity. Offering plenty of bandwidth, the passive outside network saves on costs for active equipment space, climate and security controlled equipment rooms and more centralised maintenance locations. The number of conditioned technical rooms is limited and regarding security requirements the passive network offers many advantages. ONT equipment is widely available within reasonable pricing, which offers many options for local connectivity.
In operational environments a number of typical network faults occur. The selection of tools to prevent these faults or to recover issues in the shortest possible time requires a clear view on requirements. Equipment vendors have their own views on the approach to these requirements.
Christophe Sedan, VeEX (on behalf of Heynen)