[c-nsp] replace Huawei HG863 GPON terminal with Cisco gear

Tarko Tikan tarko at lanparty.ee
Thu Feb 27 17:18:11 EST 2014


> In summary, is it even technically possible to replace ONT installed by my
> ISP with a Cisco gear?

I'd say "no". Problem lies in missing OMCI interopability between 
vendors. Every vendor is using proprietary extensions to OMCI, I've 
tried mixing vendors and some ONTs get further in bootup process than 

So it's not only authentication you have to worry about, but OMCI as well.

PS! Huawei will soon have GPON ONT in SFP form-factor available, that 
would solve the interopability issue and would allow you to use it in 
any SFP compliant device.


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