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Best practices for installing, testing and troubleshooting next-gen PON

  • August 26, 2020

Guillaume Lavallée

Product Line Manager

Guillaume Lavallee is a product line manager at EXFO, the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts. He oversees the optical products in the Installation and Maintenance division. He has more than 15 years of experience in telecom test and measurement, related technologies and best practices. Guillaume has a bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering, specialized in Optics, as well as an MBA from Canada’s University Laval.

Each home, school or business has different requirements when it comes to upstream and downstream broadband speeds over fiber—from basic to ultra-fast. To deliver the right speed to the right customer, service providers are deploying both next-generation (XG/XGS-PON, 10G-EPON and NG-PON2) and legacy (GPON/EPON) passive optical local area networks (PONs) by overlaying multiple new wavelengths on existing fibers.

This poses a new challenge for field technicians as each stage of the network lifecycle—deployment, activation and troubleshooting—may require different test tools and techniques.

This webinar examines the latest trends in PON technologies and the best practices in testing and troubleshooting them efficiently.

Key takeaways:

  • Legacy and next-gen PON networks: the new challenges
  • How to make sure your MoPs meet deployment requirements
  • New troubleshooting techniques
  • Best practices to ensure first-time-right deployments

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