Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions, announced today it has tested its Ethernet demarcation device against the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE 1.0) specifications as defined by CableLabs. The solution enables providers to offer commercial services and wireless backhaul over Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) with advanced operations, administration and maintenance mechanisms using their Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) back office.
According to Telco, the DPoE 1.0 specification can reduce the time needed to deploy EPON technology by enabling the cable provider to use their existing DOCSIS provisioning system and processes. These systems are designed to allow cable operators to deliver both IP and Ethernet-based services with DPoE compliant products using an EPON Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) unit and Telco Systems' demarcation device.
“By incorporating an EPON SFP with Telco Systems' MEF-certified T-Marc Ethernet demarcation device, providers can expand their service offering to businesses, schools, hospitals, utilities, mobile operators and government offices over an EPON network,” stated Irit Gillath, Director of Product Marketing at Telco Systems. “Standardized Ethernet OAM capabilities in the T-Marc enable providers to support service assured Ethernet services on a customer-by-customer basis, further differentiating their offering.”
Telco Systems participated in a DPoE interoperability testing event at CableLabs with a variety of OLT manufacturers. According to Telco, the event exhibited a high level of interoperability which focused on PON-layer registration, provisioning, and operational systems support interfaces (OSSI) to enable providers to choose the best of breed solution for their network.