Orange Adopts Controversial Approach to 10G PON
Broadband World News – 2019.06.25
‘As one of the leading FTTH players in Europe, Orange is tracked by other network operators seeking guidance on the best migration path to next-generation fixed broadband technology deployments.
Eyebrows might be raised, though, at Orange’s plan for 10G PON.
Talking here at the Broadband Forum’s Ultra-fast Broadband Acceleration Seminar (UFBB BASe) event, Christian Gacon, Orange’s VP of Wireline Networks and Infrastructure, noted the operator’s progress to date with its GPON-based FTTH deployments in multiple countries, most notably France (obviously!), Spain and Poland. Orange identified fiber-to-the-home/premises as a key element of its Essentiels2020 strategy announced in 2015 and has been investing heavily in its fixed access network in recent years: It sunk €1.5 billion in capex into its FTTH network rollouts in multiple markets in 2018.’