What is GPON?

GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) is a medium for delivering data services (including digital TV, internet and phone services) over fibre optic cables. The output of each GPON configuration typically feeds up to 64 unique endpoints. Meaning multiple FTTx applications are powered with ample capacity and consistent connectivity to ensure the lowest possible cost of ownership.

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GPON hardware: how it all works

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GPON hardware: how it all works

Optical Line Terminal (OLT)

An OLT is a high-performing, active Ethernet aggregation device that sends a single line of optical light (signal) into a splitter. In doing so, it performs a conversion between the electrical signals used by the service provider's equipment and the fibre optic signals used by the passive optical network.

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Splitter

The splitter, also called a passive optical splitter, contains glass elements that act as a prism to divide (or split) the optical light into multiple identical waves of signals down individual fibres which are connected to an Optical Network Unit (ONU). The ONU receives downstream data through the splitter to provide video, voice, and broadband services to the consumer in work, home, or travel and leisure use cases.

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Fibre to the Home

Fibre to the Home

If you’re an internet service provider doing FTTx, GPON technology allows you to have one fibre from your main data centre out into a neighbourhood, and use a passive splitter to distribute to each house (instead of running fibre from your data centre to each house or having an active device like a switch that needs power).

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Workplace

Workplace

A reliable internet connection in the workplace can make your business more competitive, supporting intelligent technology and enhancing communication. All key factors in attracting and retaining talent. GPON technology (which includes OLT and ONU devices) provides a robust, high‑performance solution.

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Travel & leisure

Travel & leisure

From finding a venue, to checking in, to unlocking your door and personalising your stay. GPON technology allows you to deliver a seamless Wi-Fi connection to your guests that is cost-effective and simple to manage.

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We’re leading suppliers of GPON hardware

Here at TXO, we’re proud to offer a range of high-quality, reliable and cost-effective GPON hardware for our ISP and broadband provider customers. All of our GPON products are backed by a 2-year warranty and are fully compatible with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment. Our GPON hardware product line includes plug & play OLTs and open-use ONUs.

Plug & play OLTsOpen-use ONUs
TX-GPOLTOF16TX-GPMOF-1001
TX-GPOLTOF8TX-GPMOF-1003