"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
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.