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Tibit's PON MicroPlug enables standard Ethernet switches to support PON, eliminating PON-specific hardware, thereby reducing footprint and power, while supporting residential and nonresidential applications.


  • CSPs are seeking PON solutions that reduce their reliance on large, power-hungry, application-specific hardware. Tibit's MicroPlug approach, which contains the PON-specific functions, replaces the large OLT chassis, leading to equipment savings along with lower space and power requirements.
  • By plugging into standard switches, Tibit's MicroPlug takes advantage of widely deployed Ethernet switches, supporting PON in central offices, remote nodes, and wireless network locations for the support of MBH.
  • Tibit's Microplug OLT separates hardware functions from software functions; consequently, SDN can be applied to PON, leading to capex and opex savings for CSPs.

Features and Benefits

  • This OTR report examines Tibit Communications, a vendor enabling CORD/NFV and SDN for FTTx PON access networks.
  • This OTR report presents the benefits that Tibit's MicroPlug can offer to CSPs, both telco and cable.

Key questions answered

  • Who is Tibit? What problems is it solving for CSPs?
  • Who are Tibit's customers and end customers?
  • How is Tibit facilitating the goals of SDN and NFV for access networks?

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  • Background
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  • Business model and commercial strategy


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