Vecima’s Entra® EXS1610 All-PON™ Shelf Completes Lab Trial with Tier 1 North American Operator

March 12, 2024
    • Tier 1 operator in North America has successfully completed lab trials of Vecima’s EXS1610 All-PON shelf with field deployments being planned
    • Additional operators worldwide have begun lab trials with the Vecima All-PON platform
    • 16-port EXS1610 All-PON Shelf supports a variety of PON standards, including GPON, XGS-PON, and 10G-EPON

VICTORIA, B.C. – (March 12, 2024) – Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) announced today that a Tier 1 service provider in North America has completed lab qualifications of Vecima’s Entra® EXS1610 All-PON™ Shelf and is currently planning field deployments. Other customers around the globe are planning lab trials of the platform for anticipated deployment this year.

A key component of Vecima’s industry-leading Fiber Access product portfolio, the EXS1610 All-PON Shelf allows customers to cost effectively deploy Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services in any market or hub deployment, allowing maximum flexibility for customers.

The Entra EXS1610 supports multiple deployment use cases, including greenfield, targeted brownfields, rural edge-outs, hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) overbuilds, footprint extensions, and hub collapses. Its compact shelf footprint can help reduce operating costs and allows operators to deploy anywhere – indoors and out – for maximum flexibility, including data centers, remote cabinets, the headend, and multi-dwelling units.

The Entra EXS1610 All-PON Shelf features:

    • 16 x PON ports: 10G-EPON, XGS-PON, and GPON
    • Temperature-hardened for outside plant deployments
    • Multi-vendor optical network terminal (ONT) interoperability
    • Uplink optics: 2 x 100/40G & 2 x 25/10G with broad third-party optics support
    • 300mm depth designed for ETSI-rack
    • 1+1 AC or DC power redundancy

“Vecima is unique in offering a purpose-built, 16-port, 1 rack unit 10G-EPON shelf that shares the same software as the worldwide market share-leading Entra SF-4X Remote Optical Line Terminal (R-OLT) platform,” said Vijay Raman, Vice President of Fiber Access Product Line Management at Vecima. “Operators can be confident that the EXS1610 is ready to deploy at scale on day one.”

The Vecima Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) product portfolio, recognized by the Dell’Oro Group as the North America market share leader in R-MACPHY and 10G-EPON Remote OLT solutions, is deployed by operators around the world. With full support for all next-generation cable access technologies, high-value legacy services, and proven interoperability, the networks of tomorrow are deployable today. Learn more at

About Vecima Networks 

Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is leading the global evolution to the multigigabit, content-rich networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and everywhere people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver groundbreaking speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers. There is power in connectivity – it enables people, businesses, and communities to grow and thrive. Learn more at 

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