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ALSO CALLED: 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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Passive Optical Networks Reports
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Overview of Passive Optical LAN Performance Improvements
sponsored by Nokia
VIDEO: This brief video provides key areas that Passive Optical LAN improves bandwidth and performance. Learn the key areas where savings can be achieved.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2017

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Passive Optical LAN for Hospitality, Communications, and Entertainment Services
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to support guest services with POL to improve hotel operations and guest experiences. Discover how POL and GPON outperform Ethernet LAN in a variety of areas to enhance network capacity, costs, security, energy use, and more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 14 Aug 2017

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Strategic Design of the Passive Network Infrastructure
sponsored by Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company
WHITE PAPER: 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.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company
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PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): …  Network Units (ONUs) near end users. Typically, up to 32 ONUs can be connected to an OLT. The passive simply describes the fact that optical transmission has no power requirements or active electronic parts once the signal is going through the network.All PON systems have essentially the same theoretical capacity at the optical level. The limits on upstream and downstream bandwidth are set by the electrical overlay, the protocol used to allocate the capacity and manage the connection. The first PON systems that achieved significant commercial deployment had an electrical layer built on Asynchronous … 
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