Zyxel XGS-PON IAD receives BBF.247 certification from the Broadband Forum

Accreditation commits Zyxel to accelerate fiber network rollouts globally

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Hsinchu Taiwan, January 5, 2021 — Zyxel Communications announced today that the company’s WiFi 6-compliant XGS-PON flagship product, the AX7501 Dual-Band Wireless AX 10G Fiber PON IAD, has successfully attained the Broadband Forum’s international certification after completing the consortium’s stringent BBF.247 testing program.

“Receiving Broadband Forum certification is a significant achievement, said Chris Chou, Vice President, EMEA CPE SBU at Zyxel Communications. “It makes IOP integration easier among multi-vendor OLT already deployed while giving operators the confidence to roll out mass deployments with reduced churn. Leveraging the Zyxel CPE OPAL firmware trunk and featuring a unique in-house PON stack, the AX7501 helps service providers seamlessly migrate to new technology with a convenient management system. As XGS-PON represents the mainstream in fiber network evolution, Zyxel further demonstrates its industry-leading R&D capabilities with the AX7501’s successful completion of BBF.247 certification program."

The Broadband Forum’s BBF.247 certification program is open to GPON, XG-PON, and XGS-PON ONU products with Ethernet interfaces. Certification of ONU devices assure conformance with the Broadband Forum’s TR-156 and TR-280 specifications and the International Telecommunication Union’s G.998 GPON standards.

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About AX7501

Zyxel AX7501 10G Fiber PON IAD supports 10GbE LAN with reserved SFP+ cage, enabling next-generation 10G active fiber/XGS-PON/ Ethernet functionality. The AX7501 provides low-latency, ultra-high-speed fiber connectivity for an unsurpassed user experience that is powered by the latest WiFi 6 technology. The AX7501 features fully EasyMesh compliant Zyxel MPro Mesh® Solutions, providing self-adapting, easy-to-manage whole-home WiFi coverage. TR-069 standard management specifications lower OPEX by allowing service providers to configure, monitor, and diagnose client devices remotely.



AX7501 is currently available for service providers in the EMEA region. Service providers can contact their local Zyxel representatives to learn more about availability. For additional product information, visit the Zyxel global website.


About Zyxel Communications

Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the internet for more than 30 years. Whether establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, at Zyxel we offer a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that are right for worldwide leading service providers and their subscribers.

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