5G-PON enables easier delivery of broader coverage for the LTE and 5G cellular network rollouts by being able to simply install base stations and antennas without having to install additional distribution or transport networks.
With the adoption of passive optical networking in the transport network, 5G-PON does not require an additional power supply for installation and can reduce the size of device/equipment when compared to the traditional transport network. Whereas traditional transport networks remote nodes would require inside the premises for stable power supply, 5G-PON remote nodes can be installed outdoor setting as the power supply is not required.
5G-PON can also be deployed in protected ring architectures for resilience, for example, if a line is disconnected, the connectivity is still delivered via an alternative line. As the central office has the knowledge of the order and location of the remote site nodes, 5G-PON ensures a seamless service by performing equalization of delay arising from optical path differences while executing ring protection switching within 50ms when a fiber is cut.
Overall, the 5G-PON solution reduces networking costs by reusing existing fiber and optical filters while expanding capacity to support different and growing traffic streams.