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The Path to Open and Disaggregated FTTx
The separation of passive optical network (PON) network elements into open hardware and software components under SDN control is at the heart of the disaggregated and open architecture. This white paper begins with an overview of the drivers leading operators to evaluate disaggregation for their next-generation fixed access networks. The paper then presents the value proposition for FTTx disaggregation and programmability and details the technology, standards, and ecosystem advances that will enable mass-market adoption. Throughout the paper, Heavy Reading points to specific industry examples to illustrate industry progress in FTTx disaggregation. Home page photo by NASA on Unsplash.


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