More Fiber optic broadband access network news & products: Lightwave

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Triquint intros broadband return path amplifier for DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding

October 22, 2012

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) has introduced three new devices for CATV infrastructure and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) applications, including what it claims is the industry’s first amplifier supporting return path DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding with 5 to 300 MHz bandwidth. This capability can ensure long-term competitiveness and help to “future proof” incumbent cable-TV systems, the company says.

SCTE Special Working Group to tackle DOCSIS 3.1

October 19, 2012

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced yesterday at its Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando, FL, that it has formed a Special Working Group within the SCTE Standards Program to recommend best practices and requirements for the upcoming generation of the cable industry’s DOCSIS operating system, DOCSIS 3.1. This new version of DOCSIS will aim to enable cable operators to support 10-Gbps downstream transmission and 1 Gbps upstream, data rates similar to asymmetrical 10G-EPON.

Ericsson to supply FTTx gear for Qatar National Broadband Network

October 19, 2012

The Qatar National Broadband Network Co. (Qnbn) has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to supply FTTx equipment for fiber-enabled broadband access throughout the country.

State of Illinois funds Gigabit Squared broadband project in Chicago

October 16, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced an award of $2 million under the state’s Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge program to Gigabit Squared. The awardee, which works in partnership with the national Gig.U broadband effort, will deploy fiber and wireless infrastructure in Chicago’s Mid-South Side under the auspices of its Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program (GNGP).

Omnitron supports DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON in iConverter NID

October 16, 2012

In a sign that DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) technology may finally be nearing deployment readiness, Omnitron Systems says it has completed lab trials using its iConverter GM4 Network Interface Demarcation Device (NID) with support of the DEMARC Auto-Configuration (DAC) process.

Calix, Arcadiz roll out business broadband services for Numericable Belgium

October 16, 2012

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) is continuing its push into the Europe market. The FTTx equipment vendor announced that Belgian service provider Numéricable has selected its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and GPON technology to upgrade its service delivery platform in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Bordesholm grows its muni network with equipment from PBN

October 10, 2012

Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) says it has been confirmed as the long-term partner and FTTH-equipment supplier to KNÖV-NetT Bordesholm, a utilities provider in Germany.

Finisar offers tunable XFP-RF optical transmitter for cable access networks

October 9, 2012

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) is bringing the benefits of tunable transceivers to cable access networks. The company has unveiled a 1-GHz RF-modulated, widely tunable XFP optical transmitter that it asserts is the first such device designed for hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks.

Tellabs offers mini-ONT for optical LAN and GPON FTTH applications

September 27, 2012

Tellabs has introduced the 100 Series Mini Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). The indoor ONTs are designed for in-wall or in-cubicle mounting, presenting an interface to the user that is about the size of a standard Ethernet faceplate. The ONTs are initially targeted for use with Tellabs’ passive optical LAN technology, but the company also showed off the device at the FTTH Conference in Dallas this past week as an attractive alternative for FTTH networks using indoor GPON ONTs.

Alphion unveils compact AOLT-4200 GPON optical line terminal

September 26, 2012

PON equipment vendor Alphion has introduced the AOLT-4200, a compact GPON optical line terminal (OLT) at the 2012 FTTH Conference and Exhibition, in Dallas TX. The OLT is designed to support both low-cost entry into fiber to the home (FTTH) services as well as sophisticated service offerings for established FTTH network operators.