optical network terminal

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optical network terminal

Equipment from the telephone company that terminates its optical fibers at the customer's premises. Using electricity from the customer's AC source, the optical network terminal (ONT) converts the incoming optical signals into electrical signals for telephone, TV and Internet. See network interface device.
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The new PON ONTs are significant additions to Aurora Networks' comprehensive PON portfolio.
Auto-detect support for both GPON and AE / Point-to-Point technologies - CSPs can operationalize a common ONT platform independent of technology, or transition between technologies in the future without replacing ONTs.
PMC-Sierra's ONT is based on the gigabit/second GigaPASS[TM] FTTH architecture deployed in high volume in the EPON FTTH product line.
The BL2901 is an analog front-end for the BL2000 ONT SoC for interfacing with and controlling Bidirectional (BiDi) and Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) optical devices.
With the Fujitsu Hybrid GPON architecture incorporated into the initial release of the FLASHWAVE 6100 platform, service providers can offer an 8x increase in bandwidth to a service area without requiring truck rolls to replace ONTs.
today announced the BL2340 GPON ONT solution targeting the high-performance multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and multi-tenant unit (MTU) applications.
This new equipment represents a valuable extension to Wave7's ONT product line, which is the broadest in the FTTP market," said Emmanuel Vella, CMO of Wave7 Optics.