What is GPON?

GPON or Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network is a telecommunications technology that uses Optical Fiber to reach the subscriber.

It is the standard adopted by the great majority of the Operators (Movistar, Claro, etc.), thanks to which hundreds of millions of households enjoy the major advantages provided by having optical fiber, which is known as FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home).

In its ongoing process of innovation, SAMPOL Digital has introduced this technology and its associated services into the world of Hotels and Hospitals, which by analogy is now known as RETiA FTTR (Fiber To The Room). We are talking about the very latest in telecommunications access technology based on optical fiber to make IP services (Internet, TV, telephone systems, @IP, Internet of Things, etc.) reach hotel/hospital rooms. All services unified via one single optical fiber cable.

GPON, the technology that lets

a hotel or hospital room be fully connected. Greater bandwidth, more services and a higher connection and browsing speed to improve so-called “concealed comfort”. Client experience with room connectivity, a “must” when staying at a hotel and even when in hospital or a home.

In the last six months of 2016 alone, SAMPOL Digital implemented its new GPON – RETiA FTTR service in no less than 5,000rooms.


GPON in practice

Now, with optical fiber and utilising GPON technology, everything is much simpler, because it is based on point-to-multipoint architecture, i.e., one single transmission point to multiple reception points, which could be each and every one of the rooms in a hotel/hospital.