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XGS-PON (10G symmetrical GPON with fixed optics) is expected to become an ITU-T–approved next-gen PON standard in early 2016. 10G symmetrical bandwidth matches the requirements of many enterprises and mobile backhaul applications.


  • XGS-PON fills an important role in the range of next-gen PON options.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains where XGS-PON fits into the next-gen PON family
  • Analyzes the advantages and costs of NG-PON2 versus XGS-PON
  • Discusses the challenges of bringing yet another next-gen PON standard to market

Key questions answered

  • What is XGS-PON? Where does it fit into next-gen PON standards?
  • What do PON equipment vendors need to do to educate the market about XGS-PON?
  • Will an XGS-PON ecosystem develop?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • XGS-PON fits well into next-gen PON family – ecosystem will develop, lowering costs
  • NG-PON2 versus XGS-PON – restoration and flexibility versus cost
  • Provide clear analysis and messaging for operators


  • Further reading
  • Author

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