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Overheard: GPON and Active Ethernet are complementary technologies



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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russell-david97.gif PON (Passive Optical Network) and Active Ethernet have falsely been cast as competitive technologies when, in fact, they are complementary.

David Russell, marketing director at Calix

Increasingly, GPON and Active Ethernet are being viewed as complementary technologies based on the application. GPON is ideal for mass residential and small business deployments, while Active Ethernet is sometimes preferred for larger businesses that demand dedicated fiber access.

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