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Passive Optical Networks

Count on Wycliffe Technologies for expertly connected passive optical networks throughout Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas. Suppose you struggle to get reliable, affordable broadband connectivity throughout your hotel, government facility, hospital, or campus. In that case, our experienced technicians can evaluate your property and your needs and determine if PON is the right solution for your business.

How Does Passive Optical Networking Work?

Passive optical networking (PON) takes data from one point and delivers it to multiple without a lot of the wiring and equipment necessary for other connectivity methods. It’s an end-to-end fiber optic networking solution. So why is it called a PON? Because unpowered splitters are used to send this data to the optical network terminals (ONTs) and optical network units (ONUs) near end users.

Types Of Passive Optical Networks Available

  • G-PON – Gigabit-Capable PON
  • E-PON – Ethernet PON
  • XG-PON – The 10G Version Of GPON
  • NG-PON2 – Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) & 10G Wavelengths

G-PON – Gigabit-Capable PON

 You can get internet, voice, and video services over G-PON just like you can with other types of networking technologies. The difference is how the data is sent and received. With gigabit-capable passive optical networks, voice communications are sent via Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cells, data is sent via Ethernet, and video is sent through the network using propriety encapsulations techniques. 

Both downstream and upstream communications can travel along the same fiber cabling thanks to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Each cable can service between 32, 64, and 128 subscribers using G-PON. 

E-PON – Ethernet PON

Unlike G-PON, E-PON provides Internet, voice, and video access using Ethernet packets instead of ATM cells. Common data transfer rates using this networking technology are 1 Gbps both upstream and down, 10 Gbps both upstream and down, or 1 Gbps upstream and 10 Gbps downstream.  When communicating with other Ethernet-based networks, no conversion protocols are necessary with E-PON.

XG-PON – The 10G Version Of G-PON

XG-PON, or 10-Gigabit-capable passive optical network, is a higher bandwith version of gigabit-capable passive optical networks. You can have both G-PON and XG-PON on the same network. Common transfer rates you can expect from XG-PON include10 Gbps downstream / 2.5 Gbps upstream.

All About NG-PON2 

NG-PON2 is another higher bandwith version of gigabit-capable passive optical networks. You can run G-PON, XG-PON, and NG-PON2 on the same network. Common transfer rates you can expect from XG-PON include 10 Gbps downstream / 10 Gbps upstream and 10 Gbps downstream / 2.5 Gbps upstream. This type of connection also allows for newer networking technologies like wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM), which allows you to send data bidirectionally along the same fiber using different wavelengths.

Passive Optical Networks Vs. Copper-Based Systems

A PON reduces the amount of fiber and central office equipment you need compared with other point-to-point internet architectures. It’s a form of fiber-optic access system. This reduction in copper cabling and switching equipment can significantly save your power and cooling costs.

Get The Most From Your System

  • Converge Data, Voice, Broadband, CATV & Video Services
  • Significantly Reduce Capital & Operating Expenses
  • Increase The Security Of LAN Communications
  • Meet Green Environmental Goals
  • Increase LEED Accreditation Levels
  • Future-Proof Infrastructure For Long-Term Savings

Fast Installation & Migration

You don’t have to put a lot of guesswork or upfront expenses into whether or not PON will work in your facility. We work closely with industry-recognized partners to analyze your distributed bandwidth needs and determine if a Passive Optical Network is the correct solution for your new or existing workflows.

Suppose you aren’t a good candidate for fiber. In that case, we offer a wide range of voice, data, security, and other wired and wireless connectivity systems to get and keep you running efficiently. So, you still have plenty of options, and we can work with you to make them happen.

Passive Optical Networking In Washington, DC

Wycliffe Technologies provides design and installation services of passive optical network systems for businesses throughout the DC area. Curious about PON and want to know how enhancing your in-house technology can benefit your business? Contact us and schedule a PON consultation today.