13 May 2020 — Zyxel Communications today announced the addition of the OLC3708 XGS-PON Line Card for IES4204 2U 4-slot Chassis MSAN and PM7320 XGS-PON SFU for its XGS-PON End-to-End Solution portfolio. These products offer service providers a cost-competitive option to expand their current service capacity beyond gigabit limitations for the FTTx market.
“As working from home (WFH) becomes mainstream, home broadband usage behaviors have changed dramatically. The surge in bandwidth needs for smoother video conferencing or homeschooling for the whole family is building strong momentum for worldwide broadband infrastructure upgrades,” says Kimi Peng, Associate Vice President of Broadband Access BU at Zyxel. “We foresee the next-generation GPON market continuing to enjoy explosive growth for the coming years, as the Ovum research shows the next-generation of GPON optical network terminals (ONT/ONU) will grow at a CAGR of 190 percent from 2019 to 2024.
Smooth migration to multi-gigabit network with lower TCO
Zyxel IES4204 is a unified, scalable access platform supporting GPON, XGS-PON, and NG-PON2 access interfaces that operates seamlessly with Zyxel PM7320 XGS-PON SFU. This allows a smooth upgrade to XGS-PON networks to meet the explosive growth of tomorrow’s bandwidth demands from applications such as AR/VR, cloud networking, and IoT.
Simplified deployment and maintenance shortens time-to-market and saves OPEX
The PM7320 supports plug-and-play installation, while the Zyxel NetAtlas Element Management System (EMS) supports both IES4204 Series and PM7320-B0 with robust provisioning and management functionalities. Service providers can now remotely monitor and provision networks while diagnosing issues, eliminating the need to send technicians into the field.
Expanded business opportunities with symmetrical gigabit bandwidth
The XGS-PON standard-compliant IES4024 and PM7320 combination delivers 10/10G symmetrical gigabit bandwidth. This creates new opportunities for service providers to expand their addressable market from residential customers to premium business services.
OLC3708 XGS-PON Line Card for IES4204 2U 4-slot Chassis MSAN and PM7320 XGS-PON SFU are currently available in EMEA, South America, and APAC regions. Service providers can contact their local Zyxel representatives for availability. For more product information, please visit the IES4204 Series and PM7320-B0 product pages.
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