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Re: GPON Vendors
From: Nick Colton <ncolton () allophone net>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:30:03 -0700

We have a Calix C7 as well as some E7-2's in a few markets for a little
over a year.  We only deal with GPON/AE deployments and the C7 worked to
get us started but the E7 is definitely more purpose built for ethernet &
fiber services. Just started several major build-outs which pushed us to
re-evaluate vendors and after looking at a few other vendors we ended up
going back to the Calix E7 platform. Due to price and features vs other
vendors.  We have three E7-20's that we're turning up.  I would agree with
Jeff's positives.  They are starting to roll out indoor ONT's which will
shave some cost off of the ONT & Battery for the CPE.

- They do only support RSTP now, not MST but in our deployment we have 2 x
10 GE LAG ports on two separate line switching cards.  MST will be coming
in a future release.

- True IPv6 support is coming next year

- Quite a few other new features coming in the next year that we're excited
to see.

Feel free to ping me off-list if you have any other questions.

Nick Colton
Director of Network Operations
ALLO Communications


On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Josh V. Hoppes <jhoppes () cfunet net> wrote:

Hello NANOG,

Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to consider alternative vendors
for our GPON system, moving away from Motorola.  We wanted to throw out a
line and find out what other networks have deployed and what experiences
they have had positive or negative with them. Thanks in advance for any
replies.

Josh Hoppes
Network Engineer
Cedar Falls Utilities






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