In the past years, inhabitants in big cities in Spain have seen how optical fiber arrives to their homes, allowing internet connections of up to 300Mbps, and services such as paper view TV. This benefit has been so far the card operators have been playing to increase the number of clients thanks to the service aggregation (triple-play, quadruple-play).
Unfortunately, this has not been the case for small villages (a big percentage of Spanish population) which currently are not in the plans of main operators, due to the investment cost, and the current law uncertainty in regards to access sharing.
These populations have Internet speeds much lower than the ones set by the EU H2020 objectives, which define a universal access at 30Mbps and 100Mbps for half of the population before 2020. Currently this is only possible via LTE, and at a high cost.
In these municipalities, FTTH projects are being carried out by small operators who were already present offering Internet via WiFi/WiMAX (limited to a few Mbps and shared among several users).
These operators have seen how these technologies are now obsolete and have a huge maintenance and operational cost compared to fiber. The introduction of FTTH and GPON is allowing them to remain as the reference operator in the area, improving the quality of service, reduce the operational cost, and add services such as IPTV, being therefore prepared for the arrival of big players such as Telefonica.
Main complications come with the technology gap, the cost of civil Works, and the cost of equipments, which are not negligible when talking about small operators, in many cases with less than 20 employees, and which work in a reduced area.
Focusing on these type of populations are operators, TELNET Redes Inteligentes has developed solutions oriented to small deployments, and with a GPON OLT, the SmartOLT, which has 4 PON (256 clients), easily stackable, in a 1 rack unit, allowing its placement in a shared CPD, and with a Carrier Class quality since it integrates dual power supply.
Furthermore, TELNET is aware of the technology gap that GPON poses for operators coming Ethernet or WiFi services, and the importance of reducing its learning curve, in order to enable operators to start offering the service, so they can minimize the ROI time. To do so, TELNET has developed a free web configuration interface, the TGMS (TELNET GPON Management System) which hides the complexity of the GPON protocol and allows creating aggregated services in a few clicks.
Internet service is perceived more and more as a first need service, and requires to be operational 24/7. Each service drop affects consumer satisfaction, and poses a risk the client changes service provider. TELNET has developed SmartOLT having this in mind, including redundant power supply, and making the management system independent from the OLT.
To complete its GPON Solution, TELNET offers several type of ONTs, allowing the operator to adjust to the specific needs its deployment might have, and tools such as GPON Tester+, which allows a fast verification at physical and GPON level of the network.
This combination ofsecurity elements, configuration simplicity, reduced electronics, make the TELNET solution the optimal for small operator who want to migrate to fiber, all this with a direct support from the manufacturer, with the added value that all this technology is “Made in Spain”.