Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (E/GPON) is the leading technology being used in FTTx (FTTH) deployments. PON is different than other optical network topologies in that it is a Point to Multi-Point (P2MP) topology. From the Central Office’s (CO) Optical Line Terminal (OLT, with SFP GPON transceiver/module) a single strand of fiber goes out to a passive optical splitter where its signal is multiplied to 64(128) different lines. The Transmit and Receive signals operate on different wavelengths allowing bi-directional operation over a single fiber. Anything transmitted from the OLT is transmitted to all 32 lines. It is up to the customer’s system (Optical Network Unit - ONU) to determine what packets are for that customer. All other packets are discarded. The PON current standards have defined downstream data rates up to 2.5Gbps(Gpon) & 1.25Gbps (Epon).
With so many different products available in the market, it is difficult to find one that could give you everything you wish for your organisation’s well-working. The GPON SFP is one of the best products that you can get as it is a multiple mode device with an array of advantages. This device is also compatible with SONET, Ethernet, and Fiber Channels. You can simply connect this device with your hub and get started. It will not only save space but also give you a lot of other benefits as well.