PETALUMA, Calif. -- Tibit Communications, a Petaluma, CA based start-up developing next-generation access devices, today announced availability of the world's first fully pluggable Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the Tibit MicroPlug™ OLT. A complete network access device for 10-Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (PON), the MicroPlug™ OLT dramatically reduces the footprint, power consumption, cost, and amount of application-specific hardware needed for network deployments.
The new OLT form factor revolutionizes PON market dynamics by enabling switch vendors to easily extend their widely-deployed portfolio of 10G switch ports to support 10G PON. Tibit's standards-based small-format pluggable (SFP+) solution reduces the physical footprint of today's chassis-based and card-based solutions by 95% and lowers power consumption by 75%.
Tibit's in-band-by-design architecture can deploy in PON virtualization environments such as vOLT-HA (virtual OLT - Hardware Abstraction), DPoE (DOCSIS PON over Ethernet), and BAA (Broadband Access Abstraction). Tibit's MicroPlug OLT meets both 10G-EPON and 10G GPON (XGS-PON) standards in a single device – IEEE 1904.1 and ITU-T G.9807.1.
"We have been specifically interested in remotely-deployable PON solutions for the MSO market," says Colin Buechner, Managing Director, Access Networks, of Liberty Global. "Much of the challenge in this market is reducing the power consumption and heat dissipation of PON equipment that must be housed in outdoor cabinets. Tibit's solution directly addresses these concerns and supports the acceleration of 10G PON rollouts."