Unified PON

The popularity of passive optical network (PON) technology continues to grow worldwide. Juniper’s Unified PON product offers an economical, scalable path to 10G PON access and aggregation deployments that integrates easily into existing Juniper Cloud Metro networks and interoperates with third-party PON distribution equipment.

Unified PON combines smart-pluggable optical line terminal (OLT) technology; Juniper ACX5448, ACX5448-D, or ACX5448-M routers; and industry-leading Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) technology with Juniper’s proven orchestration and management software tools. The result is a comprehensive, open and multiservice FTTx access and aggregation solution.  

Key Features


  • Leverage 10GbE SFP+ ports on your Juniper ACX router for 10G PON services
  • Supported by Juniper ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M Universal Metro Routers
  • Easily migrate 1G or 2.5G FTTx service to 10G PON over the existing fiber plant
  • OLT-compatible with wide variety of third-party ONU/ONT devices
  • Integrate new 10G PON services with your Juniper BNG and Junos OS metro architecture 

Features + Benefits

Simplified Architecture

Deploy new 10G PON services alongside existing Ethernet services, such as mobile backhaul, remote PHY, direct Internet, and metro Ethernet, on the same device.

Ease 10G Migration

Easily migrate 1G or 2.5G FTTx services to 10G PON over your existing fiber plant using a wide variety of third-party ONU/ONT devices. For greenfield applications, go immediately to 10G PON on every fiber for highly competitive access and aggregation services. Either way, your new PON architecture benefits from industry-leading virtual or physical BNG solutions and Junos orchestration.

Open, Standards-Based Platform

Unified PON is compatible with most third-party ONU/ONT devices, eliminating vendor lock-in with legacy systems. Juniper delivers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of automation tools for creating customized end-to-end workflows. The tools support a wide variety of APIs to integrate operations, as well as the NETCONF configuration protocol, and YANG data modeling. 

Integration with BNG Operations

Unified PON helps broadband providers deliver service agility, subscriber density, and automation. It combines Juniper’s integrated 10G PON OLT transceivers with a supported ACX Series router on a Juniper BNG-enabled service architecture, creating a highly distributed access and aggregation solution that can load-balance and scale across broadband service delivery networks.

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Unified PON

The popularity of passive optical network (PON) technology continues to grow worldwide. Juniper’s Unified PON product offers an economical, scalable path to 10G PON access and aggregation deployments that integrates easily into existing Juniper Cloud Metro networks and interoperates with third-party PON distribution equipment.

Technical Features
  • Leverage 10GbE SFP+ ports on your Juniper ACX router for 10G PON services
  • Supported by Juniper ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M Universal Metro Routers
  • Easily migrate 1G or 2.5G FTTx service to 10G PON over the existing fiber plant
  • OLT-compatible with wide variety of third-party ONU/ONT devices
  • Integrate new 10G PON services with your Juniper BNG and Junos OS metro architecture 
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The ACX5400 Series of 1U routers provide power-efficient metro aggregation and support full IP/MPLS functionality. They deliver the performance required for efficient 1/10GbE-to-100GbE metro aggregation, MACsec security, and packet-optical convergence.

Technical Features
  • Up to 48 1GbE or 10GbE ports
  • Up to 6 100GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • MACsec encryption
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