"It works" Greg Sherill of Verizon confirmed. Verizon has installed thousands of systems five years after first proposing NG-PON2. "The traffic seems to be just fine. What's in the field is working." Video below

NG-PON2 is designed to work with 4 different frequencies, each of 10 gigabits. A customer can be switched from one frequency to another in 25 milliseconds, suffering no observable downtime. "We're able to do maintenance and whatever else we need to do and the customers are happy with the service."
Bonding the 4 channels, "is working in the lab we see no reason why it won't work once it gets to the field." (Release below the video.) Sherril's presentation http://bit.ly/32pUxGQ has more details on the network setup. I'm asking the question at the beginning. Video from Broadband Forum BASE event in Las Vegas, October 26. Thanks to Bernd Hesse and Dale Legaspi. I ask the question at the beginning. Video by Jennie Bourne of Bourne Digital.

 

 
09.24.2019 

Verizon and Calix deliver 34 Gbps over fiber using bonded ONT technology

WALTHAM, MA –  Small and mid-size business customers who want greater bandwidth and lower latency will soon have yet another reason to choose Verizon. In the Verizon Innovation Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, Verizon and Calix, a global provider of cloud and software platforms, systems and services used in next generation access networks, achieved 34 Gbps speeds over fiber optic cable through use of a bonded NG-PON2 (Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2) ONT (Optical Network Terminal) prototype on Verizon’s simplified, increasingly automated fiber network.

In 2018 Verizon announced it began testing NG-PON2 technology. NG-PON2 is the newest standard for Passive Optical Networks (fiber networks that don’t require active amplification due to signal loss).  NG-PON2 technology will provide faster speeds, lower latency, simplification of operations and increased automation in the fiber network.  To achieve those benefits, NG-PON2 technology must be deployed throughout the entire fiber network.  Last year, Verizon and Calix successfully trialed NG-PON2 on the OLT (Optical Line Terminal) and in this latest demonstration used Calix AXOS® systems to deliver multiple Gbps for each of four wavelengths and bond them together at the ONT (Optical Network Terminal.)

To reach 34 Gbps, Verizon and Calix extended intelligence and improved wire speed to the ONT by bonding all four available wavelength channels using software, achieving service data rates in excess of individual wavelength channel capacity. Bonding the wavelengths together in this way allowed Verizon to deliver speeds far in excess of what each individual wavelength could deliver, and when commercialized will provide an unprecedented level of connection for business customers.

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5G phone prices are down to $580 in China from Oppo. Headed under $300 in 2020 and driving demand.

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Welcome  1,800,000 Koreans bought 5G in the first four months. The demand is there, and most of the technology works. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

The estimates you hear about 5G costs are wildly exaggerated. Verizon is building the most advanced wireless network while reducing capex. Deutsche Telekom and Orange/France Telecom also confirm they won't raise capex.

Massive MIMO in either 4G or "5G" can increase capacity 3X to 7X, including putting 2.3 GHz to 4.2 GHz to use. Carrier Aggregation, 256 QAM, and other tools double and triple that. Verizon sees cost/bit dropping 40% per year.

Cisco & others see traffic growth slowing to 30%/year or less.  I infer overcapacity almost everywhere.  

Believe it or not, 80+% of 5G (mid-band) for several years will be slower than good 4G, which is more developed.