Design of PON OLT contributed to Open Compute Project

Edgecore Networks®, the provider of open networking, has announced its contribution of the hardware design for a disaggregated 10G PON OLT to the Open Compute Project® (OCP) Foundation, the company said.

The industry´s first whitebox OLT will enable service providers to deploy 10G PON services from Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) infrastructures, which utilize whitebox hardware and open source SDN and NFV software to lower equipment costs, increase service delivery agility, and leverage open technology innovation.

The Edgecore Networks ASXvOLT16 design offers 16 XFP ports supporting 10G XGS-PON or NG-PON2 plus four 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 uplinks. The ASXvOLT16 design conforms to the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1RU OLT specification contributed to the OCP Telco Project, and is based on Broadcom StrataDNXâ„¢ switch and PON MAC SOC merchant silicon. The ASXvOLT16 disaggregated OLT supports the Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction (VOLTHA) interface to centralized PON management software in CORD infrastructures.

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the provider of open networking providing a full line of open Wi-Fi access points and 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE OCP-ACCEPTED switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications and enterprise networks. For more information, visit