Icotera launches new residential GPON ONT


Following a period with multiple FTTH gateway product launches from Icotera, the company is now introducing a new standard-setting and vendor independent GPON ONT the i5800 – with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, easy management and a Smart Home platform for Fiber-to-the-Home networks

“We really wanted to develop a great GPON ONT product that offer service providers a high-quality and vendor independent ONT option, which has truly been missing in the market. This product has been developed with both the service providers and end-users in mind, which is demonstrated, among others, by the easy management and superior Wi-Fi solution”, says Peter Lund, CEO at Icotera. He underlines four key features of the new i5800 GPON ONT:

  • Innovative Wi-Fi solution
  • Vendor independence and OLT compliancy
  • Easy management and installation
  • Unique Smart Home platform

Innovative Wi-Fi solution
With Wi-Fi becoming the preferred communication technology inside the home, the need for fast and stable wireless connections is becoming ever more important. The i5800 ONT delivers not only backwards compatibility with any 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi certified device, but also includes the very latest standard – 802.11ac. With the added 802.11ac solution, the i5800 is capable of delivering up to 6 times the bandwidth of similar products on the market.

“Stable Wi-Fi at end-user premises is one of the biggest concerns for today’s network operators and service providers” says Kim Esben Jørgensen, CTO at Icotera. “With this product we are bringing a fantastic Wi-Fi solution to market that enables end-users to experience stability from wireless connections on pair with fixed connections. Together with LAN, VoIP, CATV and USB 3.0 interfaces, this product really outperforms comparable products on the market”.

Vendor independence and OLT compliancy

Another key feature of the i5800 ONT is the fact that it is compliant with all leading GPON OLT vendors and thereby vendor independent, which is a key feature across Icotera’s product portfolio. The i5800 is thus not locked-in to any proprietary back-end network systems, which enables the product to gain widespread adoption.

For the network operator and service provider, this means that there are no limits whatsoever as to what systems and products they can include in their network architecture –