Both the Huawei MA5608T and Huawei MA5800X2 are Huawei GPON OLTs with two service slots, but the Huawei MA5608T is part of the Huawei MA5600T series, the world’s first OLT, whereas the Huawei MA5800X2 is part of the Huawei MA5800 series, Huawei’s next-generation OLT.
You may have heard that the Huawei MA5800X2 performs better than the Huawei MA5608T, implying that it is more expensive, but do you know how the Huawei MA5800X2 outperforms the Huawei MA5608T? What are the similarities and differences between the Huawei MA5608T and the Huawei MA5800X2? How do I select the best configuration? Which one will best meet your needs while saving your network capital? In this article, we will talk about these two Huawei GPON OLTs.
Huawei MA5600T OLT GPON Series
The Huawei SmartAX MA5600T is the world’s first OLT to combine aggregation switch and edge router functionality. For business customers, it can provide high density GE/10GE interfaces for cascading remote access equipment, triple play service, ATM/Ethernet/ TDM leased line services, and high precision clock, as well as high density Ethernet P2P, GPON, 10GPON optical access. The Huawei MA5600T simplifies network architecture, improves network reliability, and reduces TCO.
The Huawei MA5600T series product comes in three different frame types. MA5680T has 16 service slots, MA5683T has 6 service slots, and Huawei MA5608T has 2 service slots. MA5680T, MA5683T, and MA5608T all have the same service card and software.
Huawei MA5800 OLT GPON Series
Huawei MA5800 OLT is the first smart aggregation OLT in the industry to feature a distributed architecture. It’s billed as the NG-next-generation PON’s OLT. The product is intended to assist carriers in the development of networks with higher bandwidths, faster speeds, and smarter connectivity in order to provide a better service experience.
Huawei MA5800 OLT supports FTTH, FTTB, FTTC, FTTC, and distributed converged cable access platform (D-CCAP) networks by providing GPON, 10G GPON, 10GE, and P2P GE access. As a result, it can be used to aggregate all services on a single fiber network such as enterprise access, mobile backhaul, home access, and Wi-Fi hotspot backhaul scenarios.
Huawei MA5800 OLT is a network based large capacity aggregation device that aggregates traffic from ONTs, MDUs, and campus switches, simplifying network architecture and lowering OPEX.
|Huawei GPON OLT||MA5608T||MA5800 X2|
|Main control slots||Slot number||2||2|
|Main control board||MCUD: main control board integrated with 4*1GE uplink port||MPSA: main control board integrated with 2*1GE+2*1GE or 10GE uplink port (40G bandwidth per slot)|
|MCUD1: main control board integrated with 2*1GE+2*1GE or 10GE uplink port||MPSC: main control board integrated with 4*1GE or 10GE uplink port (80G bandwidth per slot)|
|Power slots||Slot number||1||1|
|Power board||MPWD: AC Power Board||PISB: AC Power Board|
|MPWC: DC Power Board||PISA: DC Power Board|
|Service slots||Slot number||2||2|
|(X)GPON slots||GPON board||GPBD: 8-port GPON interface board |
GPFD:16-port GPON interface board
|GPHF/GPSF: 16-port GPON Interface Board |
GPSF only supports FTTH
GPHF supports FTTH, FTTO, FTTM, D-CCAP and 1588V2 protocol
|XG-PON board||XGBD: 8-port 10G GPON interface board||XGHD:8-port 10G GPON interface board|
|XGS-PON board||NO||TWED: 8-port 10G XGS-PON interface board|
|Comb PON board||NO||CGHF: GPON and XGPON |
16-port asymmetrical 10GPON (XG-PON) and GPON combo
CSHF: GPON and XGSPON
16-port symmetrical 10GPON(XG-SPON) and GPON combo
|Type||MA5608T does not have separate uplink board, but you can use the uplink port integrated on the main control board.||NXED：8-10GE uplink board |
Enhanced 8-port 10GE uplink interface board, supporting 10GE/GE Ethernet upstream transmission. NXED is used when uplink ports currently provided in MA5800X2 are not enough.
Note: not all boards are named on the table; only the mainstream boards are mentioned above.
|Huawei GPON OLT||MA5608T||MA5800X2|
|Dimensions ( W x D x H, excluding mounting brackets)||442 mm x 244.5 mm x 88.1mm||442.0 mm × 268.7 mm × 88.1 mm|
|Dimensions ( W x D x H, including mounting brackets of IEC standard)||482.6 mm x 244.5 mm x 88.1mm||482.6 mm × 268.7 mm × 88.1mm|
|Dimensions ( W x D x H, including mounting brackets of ETSI standard)||535 mm x 244.5 mm x 88.1mm||535.0 mm × 268.7 mm × 88.1mm|
|Maximum weight at full configuration||8.83 kg||9.4 kg|
|Power supply mode||DC power supply (dual for backup) |
AC power supply + battery for backup
|DC or AC|
|Control board slot||2, 3||3, 4|
|Service board slot||0, 1||1, 2|
|Power board slot||4 (H801MPWC, H801MPWD Power board) |
4, 5 (H801MP WE Power board)
|GE/10GE ports (Control board)||MCUD: 8 x GE (in the load-sharing mode) |
MCUD1: 4 x GE + 2 x GE/10GE (in the load-sharing mode)
|4*GE + 4*GE/10GE|
|Band Width per slot||N/A||40 Gbit/s|
|Switching capacity of the control board||128 Gbit/s in active/standby mode |
256 Gbit/s in load-sharing mode
|IPv4 routing table||5120||65536|
|IPv6 routing table||5120||16384|
Based on the above comparisons, Huawei MA5608T does not support XG-PON/XGS-PON/Comb PON ports, while Huawei MA5800X2 supports XG-PON/XGS-PON/GPON&XG-PON combo/GPON&XGS-PON combo ports. In addition, when compared to the MA5608T, the MA5800X2 has 8 times the MAC address, 2 times the Access ONT, and 4 times the ARP table.
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