Active optical access: Edgecore Networks

To build access networks, an AON structure is beneficial in most cases due to managed direct point-to-point connection up to the transfer point on the customers’ premises (for both residential, or corporate customers). In addition to the security aspects, this also makes troubleshooting quicker and easier. Our preferred solution is based on Edgecore Networks’ Access L2+ switches. The extensive product range allows a choice of switches to suit requirements. All switches offer virtually identical L2 performance and use the same Cisco-like CLI syntax. The product portfolio ranges from Business CPE to access and aggregation switches all the way to high-performance 100GE routing switches for transport.
  • Standardised Ethernet L2+ technology
  • Superb, future-proof interoperability with other L2 systems
  • DHCP Option 82 and PPPoE intermediate agent support
  • Up to 48GE ports (4 x 10GE uplink) on 19”, 1HU (< 300 mm deep)
  • Up to 48GE x 10GE ports (6 x 100GE uplink) on 19”, 1HU
  • Cisco-like CLI and web management
  • Models with greater temperature range available
  • Support from Germany with backup to the manufacturer
  • Low power consumption
  • Vendor independence