The operator will launch commercial 10-Gbit-capable, symmetric passive optical network (XGS-PON) services in five Spanish cities running on ZTE kit
Orange Spain is to launch commercial XGS-PON services – broadband and Wi-Fi – at up to 10Gbps in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza (pictured).
This is Orange’s first attempt at delivering 10Gbps broadband to retail users and follows a successful trial i n October 2021 when Orange Spain demonstrated a live test of ZTE’s F8648P XGS-PON optical network terminal (ONT) on its network.
The ONT achieved an uplink/downlink speed of 8.6 Gbps, close to the theoretical peak rate of XGS-PON, and after more rounds of testing and evaluation, Orange Spain chose to go with ZTE and its F8648P XGS-PON ONT.
ZTE’s ONT provides a 10 Gigabit Ethernet downlink port to meet users’ current and future access requirements. The ONT supports eight spatial streams and Wi-Fi 6 technology, enabling up to 6 Gbps physical layer rates for a maximum of 128 end-user devices.