Verizon, Calix notch 8Gbps speeds using NGPON2 technology

1 Nov 2018

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications has achieved download speeds of 8Gbps over its live fibre-optic network in Tampa, Florida, it has been confirmed. The tests were carried out in association with Calix, using Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2 (NGPON2) technology on the vendor’s AXOS platform.

Lee Hicks, Vice President of Technology Development and Planning for Verizon, commented: ‘The speed and latency gains provided by integrating NGPON2 standards into our fibre network are only some of the benefits this cutting-edge technology will provide. This new technology will also provide a greater degree of automation in our fibre network which will help us speed deployment of services to our customers and will introduce a greater level of interoperability among network components which will lead to greater efficiencies.’

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