This report provides a global overview of PON technologies and their future developments, which are among the most important in the telecommunications sector today.

It begins with a retrospective of PON developments and continues by focusing on the current dominant PON technology while assessing future technologies.

Alongside a review of the broad ecosystem of PON technology providers and adopters, the report examines the different approaches taken by key stakeholders.

In addition, the report provides an assessment of expected OLT port shipments between 2020 and 2030 by region and by type of PON technology.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction
• Overview of fibre access technologies
• Passive Optical Network (PON) explained
• Evolution of PON technologies
• Summary of PON technological characteristics

3. The market of PON
• The market of PON
• Comparing some key applications of PON evolution
• Network equipment vendors positioning
• Telecom operators positioning

4. Technology analysis: Will 25G or 50G be the winner beyond 10G PON?
• 10G PON
– Adtran
– Verizon – Calix
• 25G PON
– Nokia – Frontier Communications
• 50G PON
– Huawei – Telefónica

5. Conclusion
• Concluding on NGPON tendencies

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

2. Introduction
• Overview of fibre access technologies
• PON key network components
• PON Architecture
• Evolution of PON technologies – Key milestones up to 2021
• Evolution of PON Technologies and the respective standardization bodies
• Comparing the architecture and bandwidth of GPON, XGS-PON and NG-PON2
• Summary of PON technological characteristics

3. The market of PON
• PON equipment market – Growth rate by region 2020 – 2030
• OLT ports shipment from GPON to 100G PON 2020 – 2030 (% of each technology)
• Comparison of some key applications of PON evolution
• PON ecosystem vendors
• Telecom operators positioning
• Mapping the positioning of leading telecom operators
• Economies of deploying the different PON technologies
• Nokia’s vision and timeline of PON evolution
• Operators adopting Nokia’s 25G PON
• China Mobile choice of architecture for NGPON

5. Conclusion
• PON Technology evolution: 8 – 10 years for one generation
• Historical 10G PON price reduce with shipments volume growth

Geographic area



  • Airspan
  • Altran
  • AT&T
  • Bell
  • Broadcom
  • Calix
  • Commscope
  • Corning
  • Chorus
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • DZS
  • Ericsson
  • FiberHome
  • Frontier Communications
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • HPE
  • Hisilicon
  • Huawei
  • Marvell
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • OFS
  • OpenReach
  • PMC
  • Proximus
  • Prysmiam Group
  • Qualcomm Atheros
  • Semtech
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • YOFC
  • ZTE

Other details

  • Reference: M00044MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: 10G PON, 25G PON, 50G PON, access technologies, GPON, NGPON, ODN, OLT, ONT, Optical Distribution Network, Optical Line Terminal, optical network terminal, optical network units, passive optical network, PON

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