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BDCOM is a leading manufacturer of fibre and copper networking solutions. BDCOM’s switches, routers and EPON/ GPON solutions have been widely applied and implemented through their global footprint of over 4 continents. They offer diverse product lines for both entry level and high-end networking applications and are known for their quality and affordability. Apart from xPON, they have a full range of 10G fibre switches, 10/100 and gigabit POE switches and small office/ home office routers. SS Telecoms keeps ample stock on BDCOM hardware to ensure that your network is always on and your customers are always happy and connected. 


Who is BDCOM and what are their products used for?


BDCOM is a top-tier networking manufacturer that specialises in core networking and last-mile communication products. BDCOM’s products include copper and fibre network switches, Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solutions, routers and network security devices. BDCOM is world-renowned for offering best-of-breed IP networking products at a very affordable price point and pride themselves in having the lowest product failure rate amongst industry peers. BDCOM fibre network technology is widely used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the globe and their sole focus is to keep their production costs down without compromising on product quality and reliability. BDCOM is a true disruptor in the fibre industry and is made readily available in Southern Africa by SS Telecoms.


History of BDCOM


BDCOM was founded in 1994 and is now one of China’s greatest networking equipment manufacturers. After surviving the tumultuous dotcom burst, BDCOM was the first to release a commercialised router to the Chinese home market. A head start they would inevitably take advantage of and never lose. An advantage that would enable them to generate enough sales to warrant a 15% return on profit investment into research and development. BDCOM has always wanted to remain innovative and provide the markets they operated in with only the best products. To follow on from this commitment to excellence, BDCOM instituted a product assessment centre that evaluates product development as it goes through its life cycle, offering critical feedback to perfect the product before its mass-market release. 


In the early 2000s, BDCOM introduced their own operating system called BDROS. BDROS is now seen as the gold standard of networking operating systems. 


Advantages of using BDCOM in South Africa

  • For over 20 years BDCOM has been providing solutions and components to partners all over the world. They have bid against some of the largest ICT companies in the world and have prevailed.


  • Since their inception, BDCOM has been offering diversified product lines. Apart from xPON, they have a full range of 10G fibre switches, 10/100 and gigabit PoE switches and of course, SOHO switches. 


  • BDCOM is one of the most cost-effective hardware manufacturers in the fibre space, allowing smaller service providers to build their own networks and compete with larger ISPs. 


  • At SS Telecoms we believe that healthy SMB competition brings better products at better prices to end-users, and that is exactly what BDCOM brings to the market. 


  • BDCOM is proud to offer support in over 32 different service centres located around the world so that they can stay connected and close to their customers.


  • Having a low RMA rate means their products are reliable. It’s a statement to declare that all new and current users of BDCOM are in good hands with their choice of hardware. Therefore, SS Telecoms was able to, in partnership with BDCOM, introduce a lifetime warranty on all their fibre Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) and switches.

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BDCOM GPON 08 Port L3 Headend (OLT) for FTTx BDCOM-GP3600-08

BDCOM GPON Subscriber (ONU) WiFi, 2x Gbps ports


BDCOM XPON Micro Subscriber (ONU)


BDCOM 6-Port 10/100 POE switch


BDCOM 10-port 10/100 POE switch




BDCOM 8-Port Gigabit PoE Switch


BDCOM 28 Port Gigabit PoE Switch


BDCOM 16 Port Gigabit PoE Switch



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  • OLT (Optical Line Terminal) this equipment integrates layer 3/layer 3 functionality into your PON solution. The function of an OLT is to control information across the fibre network, both upstream and downstream and distributes the fibre from the service provider, towards the subscriber and back again.


  • Optical Splitter-The function of the optical splitter is to split the wavelengths from one fibre core into several fibre strands. This happens on separate transceiving and receiving wavelengths coordinated by the SFP module.


  • SFP module – this device enables the laser from the OLT to be split into Rx and Tx wavelengths. 1490nm is reserved for downstream traffic whilst 1310nm is reserved for upstream.


  • ONU (Optical Network Unit) this unit is normally located at the end-users’ premises and is where the fibre light is converted into electrical signals to be distributed by Wi-Fi.

128 splits are maximum for GPON and 64 splits for EPON. It is important to note that many ISPs use maximum splitting capacity per port as signal lost must be factored in every time the fibre is split.

EPON has a symmetrical makeup and is comprised of 1.25Gpbs on both upstream and downstream. GPON, on the other hand, is slightly larger on downstream capacity with 2.5Gbps being made available but remaining at 1.25Gbps on upstream. Both solutions have the flexibility of offering symmetrical or asymmetrical packages. Bandwidth control happens on the OLT.

BDCOM has a free NMS and it offers web-based management and network-wide remote discovery and configuration of all BDCOM devices such as OLTs, ONUs and switches.

BDCOM’s PoE switches can power a variety of devices such as Uniview IP surveillance cameras, Grandstream VoIP Phones and Wi-Fi Access points. 

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