Cambium Networks entered the fiber access business with the introduction of an FTTx Combo PON platform supporting both Gigabit Passive Optical (GPON) and 10 Gigabit Symmetric XGS-PON technology over the same fiber.
The solution includes Optical Line Terminals (OLT) with 8- and 16-port options as well as indoor Optical Network Terminals (ONT) and unique PoE powered outdoor ONTs.
Cambium’s cnMaestro X provides single pane of glass management for both wireless and now fiber broadband technologies.
“Cambium Networks has re-imagined networking to make it easier for WISPs to incorporate carrier-grade, multi-gigabit symmetrical fiber technology,” said Cambium Networks President and CEO Atul Bhatnagar. “Our Combo PON solution offers a simple way for our customers to continue to invest in their infrastructure while future-proofing their network – all while keeping costs down. Now operators can manage fiber, fixed wireless access (FWA) and indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi from a single pane of glass to deliver exceptional digital experiences. That’s a significant and welcome change.”
“Our unique ONE Network approach demystifies and simplifies the management, statistics, troubleshooting and Quality of Experience (QoE) associated with broadband networks,” said Sakid Ahmed, VP & General Manager, Fiber Business, Cambium Networks. “Now, with fiber technology in our portfolio, network operators can simplify operations with a securely converged network, increase operational efficiency by using intelligent automation across all processes, and deliver consistently predictable user experiences with application optimization.”
FTTx Combo PON is expected to ship in late Q2 of 2023.