The plug-and-play OLT (or Optical Line Terminal) 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.

OLTs serve as a service provider endpoint of a passive optical network. The OLT is beneficial because it replaces the need for multiple layer 2 switches at distribution points, therefore saving costs.

OLTs can satisfy long-distance optical fibre access requirements due to their flexible network mode. These compact devices are convenient and deploy easily as a result of their plug and play capability. In addition, OLTs can be used for “triple-play”, VPN, Enterprise LAN, IP Camera and ICT applications.

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