With continued bandwidth growth, Service Providers continue to move to Passive Optical Networks (PON) for their access networks, both Fiber to the Home/Premise (FTTH/FTTP) and for further serving components of their access network, such as providing connectivity to elements, such as cell sites. This lab uses Nokia's Altiplano Access Controller to manage two Passive Optical Networks, one with a Lightspan MF-2 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and one with a Lightspan FX-4 OLT.
Nokia's Altiplano Access Controller is a comprehensive and robust solution designed to enable efficient management and control of access networks. It is a centralized platform that combines multiple access technologies, such as fiber, copper, and wireless, into a unified and streamlined network management system. Altiplano Access Controller's open architecture allows easy integration with third-party systems and applications, facilitating a flexible and scalable network management ecosystem. It also supports software-defined networking (SDN) principles, enabling dynamic provisioning, automation, and network programmability.