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Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022; New Standards of Passive Optical Network

Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022 – On January 31st 2022, Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia (MoC) has signed a new technical regulation called Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022. This regulation regulates specifically about technical standards of Passive Optical Network, or PON. Fourth dictum of this regulation that that this will come into force in 3 months after the regulation is being signed. It means that the new PON standard was officially applied on April 1st 2022. Before getting into the regulation, let’s talk about what PON Network actually is.

What is Passive Optical Network or PON?

Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022; New Standards of Passive Optical Network

Passive Optical Network may be a new thing for most of us. This technology is still not that familiar because only few products or equipment that is already equipped with it. Some examples are fiber optic connection in our home internet network, or optical connection in the audio system, and more. Indeed, there’s still few products adopting this technology, and mostly these are in high-end range. That’s why PON is not familiar yet for some people, except those who works in IT or network type of business.

So, what is Passive Optical Network? A Passive Optical Network, or usually shortened as PON, can be defined as a telecommunication network system that uses fiber optic cables as the medium to deliver broadband connection to end-customers. Due to this principal, the topology of this network is classified to point-to-multipoint. In its operation, single fiber optic can be split using Optical Splitter so it can deliver broadband signals to multiple customers. This Optical Splitter is passive, which means that splitter doesn’t do any modification or manipulation to the signal.

What are the Components of Passive Otical Network?

Before getting into Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022 topic, let’s talk about what does Passive Optical Network consist of. It consists of Optical Line Terminals (OLT), Optical Network Unit (ONT), Fiber Optic Cables, and Optical Splitters. OLT is placed near the server; this is the starting point of the PON network infrastructure. Then, it is connected to the Fiber Optic cable, Optical Splitters, and lastly to the ONU near the end device. As explained above, the Optical Fiber Cable and splitter are passive components. Splitter will split any optical signal pass through it into the downstream. Therefore, it doesn’t require any power with more less maintenance compared to the active components.

How Passive Optical Network Works?

Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022; New Standards of Passive Optical Network

Broadband signals are transmitted by the OLT device. The signal will be transmitted through the passive optical cable as is. Then, signal will be transmitted to the optical splitters, where the splitter will divide this optical wavelength to several other optical lines, which depends on the number of end customer. Lastly, broadband signal that has been divided by the splitter will be transmitted to ONT device in the end user.

Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022 ; Technical Standards of Passive Optical Network

In most countries, passive Optical Networks is regulated by authority and there’s a standard to it. This means that all PON-equipped devices need to comply with the local regulation fist, before it can be used or sold in a distribution area. Specifically for Indonesia, the regulation of PON device is Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022 .

This is a new regulation that was just issued by Indonesian authority few months ago by the time of this article is being written. So, in order to help you understand more about this new Kepmen Kominfo No 58 Tahun 2022, you can visit this link for the English regulation, and this link for the original source. Should you have any question about it, feel free to drop an email to info@narmadi.com

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