More PON/Systems News and Products

PON and cable broadband hardware sales should grow through 2017 says Dell’Oro

August 5, 2013

The market research firm’s new "Access Five-Year Forecast" report predicts annual revenue growth for PON FTTx and cable MSO network equipment through 2017. Network enhancements to handle increasing Internet traffic, enable new revenue-generating services, and stay competitive with one another will provide the catalysts, according to Dell’Oro.

AFL receives flexible port OTDR patent

July 16, 2013

The U.S. Patent Office has granted AFL a patent for optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) technology. US Patent 8,411,259 covers OTDRs where multiple wavelength-specific test signal generators and detector channels are combined on a single OTDR test port.

Clarksville, TN, gets 1-Gbps FTTH via Zhone ONTs

July 15, 2013

FTTx equipment developer Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Clarksville Department of Electricity Lightband (CDE) in Clarksville, TN (yes, that Clarksville) will use its zNID optical network terminals (ONTs) to supply 1-Gbps Internet services.

Broadcom offers certified DPoE chipsets and software

July 11, 2013

Communications IC specialist Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced availability of EPON optical network unit (ONU) and optical line terminal (OLT) chipsets and DOCSIS mediation layer (DML) software compliant to CableLabs’ DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) 1.0 specifications.

Horsebridge picks ECI Telecom to supply FTTH to City of Westminster

July 11, 2013

UK network infrastructure provider Horsebridge Network Systems has selected ECI Telecom to supply GPON equipment for a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project in the City of Westminster, London, the systems house reports.

Calix doubles E7-2 GPON port density

July 9, 2013

FTTx equipment developer Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has added the GPON-8 card as an option to its Calix E7-2 modular Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP). Two GPON-8 cards can fit in the E7-2 chassis, which enables the 1RU system to support 16 GPON ports, as well as eight Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, and “multiple” 10GbE uplink ports.

Tilgin’s FTTH CPE deployed in Norway

June 25, 2013

Swedish FTTx equipment vendor Tilgin AB says Enivest, a regional fiber provider in Norway, will now base its fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment on Tilgin’s Flexible Premise Solution.

Transmode iAccess addresses large-scale optical access with WDM-PON

June 20, 2013

Transmode Systems AB says unveiled its iAccess portfolio, which leverages its iWDM-PON offering (see “Transmode unveils iWDM-PON strategy”) to help service providers roll out Ethernet access networks for applications such as business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services.

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.