XGS-PON is an emerging ITU 10G PON standard intended to bridge the gap between today's FTTH technologies and NG-PON2. XGS-PON is designed to support 10 Gbps symmetrical fixed wavelength PON over new or existing fiber infrastructure, and is intended for business and mobile backhaul services as well as residential applications.
"Participating in ADTRAN's XGS-PON trial was an opportunity we eagerly jumped at. XGS-PON is allowing us to exceed our customers' bandwidth needs today while still proactively planning for future network build outs and capabilities," said Ben Lovins, senior vice president, telecommunications division, at Jackson Energy Authority. "The ability to deploy on our current fiber network while still using the same passive and active plants is allowing us to greatly improve the return on our existing fiber network investment. We have already begun to see the customer economic and business benefits of next-generation broadband services within our hospitals and school systems and look forward to enabling continued growth and development in our community."