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CableLabs qualifies first set of DPoE hardware

June 17, 2013

Non-profit cable industry research and development consortium CableLabs says it has issued the first qualifications of hardware designed to version 1.0 of its DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications. The qualification means the offerings both meet CableLabs’ DPoE specifications and are interoperable.

Kuuskaista uses Calix E7 to bring advanced broadband to rural Finland

June 17, 2013

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Finnish network co-operative Verkko-Osuuskunta Kuuskaista has chosen the Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) to bring advanced fiber-optic broadband services to central Finland.

TraceSpan launches handheld GPON tester

June 17, 2013

TraceSpan Communications Inc. has released the GPON Tracer 380, which it claims is the first and only handheld tester for on-site GPON network monitoring and troubleshooting.

IEEE ratifies SIEPON standard for EPON interoperability

June 17, 2013

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) ratified IEEE 1904.1 Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON) at its recent Standards Board meeting on June 14, 2013. The new standard provides open, international, system-level specifications to enable multi-vendor, "plug-and-play" interoperability in EPON systems.

Calix offers home gateway software for 700GE ONTs

June 11, 2013

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says customers using its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform can now download home gateway software that will add residential services gateway (RSG) capabilities to 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs). The software is free to Calix Advantage customers.

Infonetics: Broadband aggregation market can’t beat 2012

June 10, 2013

First quarter 2013 (1Q13) spending on broadband aggregation equipment was up in North America, but down elsewhere, according to the latest report from Infonetics Research. 

Deltek deploys passive optical LAN from Tellabs

June 6, 2013

Deltek, a provider of enterprise software and IT supplier, says it is using passive optical LAN equipment from Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) to deliver gigabit-to-the-desk services over a passive fiber-optic cable infrastructure at the company's new headquarters in suburban Washington, DC.

Cortina's universal PON reference design speeds time to market

June 4, 2013

Cortina Systems, Inc. has announced the general availability of a universal turnkey platform that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to customize their EPON/GPON optical networking unit (ONU) designs and bring them to market more quickly.

Choosing between RF and optical automatic gain control

May 30, 2013

How automatic gain control (AGC) is implemented in the ONT receiver is critically important. Unlike the case of baseband light modulation, RF-modulated light requires special attention to distortion, noise, and other performance factors to preserve good customer experience. Optimization of relevant receiver parameters such as noise, distortion, and gain flatness forces unpleasant tradeoffs and hard choices that ultimately can increase design complexity and cost. Thus, one of the most important decisions a designer needs to make is the preferred AGC method within the ONT receiver.

PON becoming more attractive for mobile backhaul says Ovum analyst

May 29, 2013

While the use of passive optical network (PON) technology for mobile backhaul isn’t new, Julie Kunstler, principal analyst at Ovum, suggests that the evolution through 3G, 4G LTE, and small cells will make the FTTx technology even more appealing for such applications. The result could be a market opportunity on the scale of $1 billion, she predicts.

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