PON DEFINITION: A passive optical network (PON) is a system that brings optical fiber cabling and signals all or most of the way to the end user. Depending on where the PON terminates, the system can be described as fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC), fiber-to-the-building (FTTB), or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). A PON consists of an Optical Line Termination (OLT) at the communication company's office and a number of Optical
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The passive network infrastructure has been often viewed as an afterthought, as the simple nut-and-bolt building blocks onto which are hung the servers, switches, and other active network equipment as well as the cabling.
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