WISI Communications has announced general availability of 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G EPON and XGS-PON applications, developed by TiBit Communications.


WISI: The MicroPlug OLT is designed to offer a cost-effective, scalable alternative to dedicated OLT equipment

The OLT solution embedded in a transceiver can plug directly into a remote node or Ethernet switch with SFP+ ports, making it, the company says, ideal as an overlay technology or for new network builds. The MicroPlug OLT is designed to offer a cost-effective, scalable alternative to dedicated OLT equipment. According to the company, it requires less space and power than any other OLT product, and its modular and remote management capabilities make it an ideal fit for virtualised PON (vPON) solutions and software-defined networking (SDN) implementations.

The OLT and open architecture management solution is, says WISI, uniquely designed to interoperate with third party ONUs to allow flexible, cost-effective pairing with a wide range of customer premise equipment. This interoperability includes pairing with Ethernet-pluggable ONU solutions for a plug-and-play PON deployment without manual provisioning and SLA configuration. This solution, the company claims, enables service providers to deploy high-bandwidth services in an agile, elastic, and dynamic way.

Richard Stanfield, CEO of TiBit Communications, said: “PON should be much simpler to deploy than it is today. With WISI Communications as a strategic partner we will simplify the deployment and operation of next generation xPON networks. As a company with a 90-year history in communications, WISI has been one of the world’s pioneers in broadband technology. This makes them the ideal partner for the innovative 10G MicroPlug OLT Transceiver.”

Axel Sihn, managing director of WISI Gruppe, said: “WISI Communications is excited to partner with TiBit Communications to bring the market leading Pluggable 10G OLT / ONU MicroPlug to the European market. The ability to flexibly deploy 10G PON technology, with WISI Communications’ history of innovation and support, will simplify and accelerate 10G PON for FTTX deployments.”