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Calix offers NG-PON2 TWDM PON support

June 29, 2015

Broadband access network gear supplier Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will add NG-PON2 TWDM PON capabilities to its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms and associated optical network terminals. It appears the company also will offer a new high-capacity cards that will improve the E7's switching and uplink capabilities for other central office and data center applications.

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

June 25, 2015

Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-breaking performance with even better results in 2015, market research firm Ovum asserts in its newly released "OC FTTx Forecast Spreadsheet: 2014–20." Revenues for such optics, which include optical transceivers as well as bi-directional optical subassemblies (BOSAs), should surpass $1 billion this year, Ovum predicts.

G.fast residential gateway on tap from Alcatel-Lucent

June 21, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has unveiled a G.fast residential gateway designed for plug-and-play installation by the customer. The 7368 ISAM CPE also will support reverse powering of a G.fast distribution point unit (DPU), as well as dual-band Wi-Fi that will provide 1-Gbps wireless networking in the home.

Sckipio offers G.fast reference designs, including G.fast on a stick

June 18, 2015

Communications IC startup Sckipio Technologies has unveiled a trio of reference designs for CPE that leverage the company's G.fast silicon (see "G.fast chipsets from Sckipio Technologies debut"). They include a design for an SFP optical transceiver that incorporates G.fast silicon for use in a variety of CPE, including residential gateways and business services network interface devices (NIDs).

AT&T, ON.Lab to lead CORD proof-of-concept demonstration

June 11, 2015

ON.Lab, developers of the Open Network Operating System (ONOS), says it will join with AT&T (NYSE:T), the ONOS project, PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS), and G.fast chip vendor Sckipio to publically demonstrate a Central Office Re-architected as Data Center (CORD) proof-of-concept (POC). The demonstration will take place at next week's Open Networking Summit  in Santa Clara.

2015 broadband equipment sales start strong but may not finish that way

June 10, 2015

First quarter sales of DSL, PON, and point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband aggregation equipment grew by 14% year-over-year, according to the latest figures from IHS (NYSE: IHS). However, the market research firm believes the space will end 2015 down versus 2014.

Calix offers G.fast for MDUs

June 4, 2015

Broadband access network equipment developer Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has introduced three platforms that leverage G.fast technology to support high-speed broadband service delivery over copper networks. The company believes is E3-16F sealed distribution point unit (SDPU) node, 870F MDU services delivery node, and 844F GigaCenter, will find most of their use in fiber to the building applications such as multiple dwelling unit (MDU), multi-tenant unit (MTU), and "high density" single-family unit installations.

Energia Communications tests G.fast, TWDM-PON in Japan

June 1, 2015

Energia Communications and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have partnered to work out the systems vendor's G.fast and TWDM-PON technologies for possible use in Japan, the companies say. The trials aim to position Energia to eventually provide such bandwidth-intensive services as 8K television when the first such broadcasts begin in Japan in 2016.

IEEE ponders WDM-PON, 25G PON for next generation EPON

May 28, 2015

The IEEE has released the results of an investigation into the necessity and potential requirements for EPON systems beyond the current top end of 10G EPON. The document, "IEEE 802.3™ Industry Connections Feasibility Assessment for the Next Generation of EPON," concludes that both an aggregate 40-Gbps multi-wavelength approach and a single-wavelength approach that would support 25 Gbps are worth considering.

Sckipio, iTAS collaborate on G.fast distribution point units

May 28, 2015

Sckipio Technologies, the G.fast semiconductor startup, leader in G.fast modems and iTAS Technology Corp., specialists in xDSL distribution point units (DPUs) and element management systems (EMS), have collaborated to create a pair of G.fast-friendly DPUs.

Champion ONE offers GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers

May 21, 2015

Optical module specialist Champion ONE has added GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers for fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) applications to its Passport line of universal transceivers.

CenturyLink adds PON-based 1-Gbps business services in five states

May 18, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers its PON-based symmetrical 1-Gbps small and medium business (SMB) services in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The additions bring to 17 the number of states where the operator offers such services.

ADTRAN unveils NG-PON2 platform for 10G PON, TWDM PON

May 14, 2015

Believing that a growing number of carriers would like to combine business and residential services delivery over a single PON architecture, ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has announced its intention to add NG-PON2 capabilities to its flagship Total Access 5000 platform. The upcoming new features will support the time-division/wavelength-division multiplexed (TWDM) PON architecture most closely associated with the ITU/FSAN NG-PON2 specifications, as well as enable 10 Gigabit GPON, 10 Gigabit EPON, point-to-point DWDM, and GPON architectures.

HKT deploys XG-PON from Huawei for 10-Gbps FTTH

May 11, 2015

Huawei says it has supplied 10-Gbps XG-PON equipment to Hong Kong’s HKT to support the carrier’s offering of 10-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services. The deployment is now in its pilot phase, but HKT plans to offer 10 Gbps to all of its current GPON customers by the third quarter of this year.

Alcatel-Lucent FX-12 addresses 10G EPON interest

May 8, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) used INTX 2105 in Chicago this week to unveil the FX-12, a compact addition to the 7360 ISAM FX line that supports the growing interest among cable operators in 10G EPON.

CommScope to unveil 10G EPON OLT at INTX

April 30, 2015

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) plans to use next week's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago to show off a new 10G EPON optical line terminal (OLT). Based on DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), the C9516 EPON OLT would appear to be well timed, given Comcast's plans for symmetrical 2-Gbps services via fiber to the home (FTTH; see "Comcast one ups Google Fiber, AT&T with 2-Gbps broadband in Atlanta").

Alcatel-Lucent launches ONT with gigabit Wi-Fi, improved service activation

April 20, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) portfolio with a new optical network terminal (ONT) that supports gigabit Wi-Fi, as well as an online service activation feature called ONT Easy Start.

Ikanos Gigabit Speed Test home gateway software enables service monitoring

April 16, 2015

Communications semiconductor and software vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has introduced Gigabit Speed Test embedded software for broadband home gateways. The software monitors data rates across the gateway, regardless of the broadband access network technology used, at service speeds up to 1 Gbps.

Product Showcase

March 19, 2015

These are the latest products being featured by Lightwave’s partners. For more information, click on the link at the end of each description.

Hybrid GPON/G.fast distribution point unveiled by Telnet Redes Inteligentes

March 16, 2015

Telnet Redes Inteligentes S. A. has introduced a Hybrid Fiber-Copper Access Distribution Point (HFCA-DP). The platform is the first to combine GPON and G.fast distribution point equipment (DPE) capabilities in a manner fully interoperable with Alcatel Lucent and Huawei GPON optical line terminals (OLTs), the company asserts.

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