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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.

iPhotonix buys Netsocket NFV assets, launches optical access platform

March 10, 2015

Fiber to the home (FTTH) technology developer iPhotonix has acquired the network functions virtualization (NFV) assets of Netsocket, Inc. and used them to create a new NFV platform for broadband access networks. The iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) platform will provide scalable, secure, and agile delivery of enterprise and cloud-based applications, the company asserts.

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

March 3, 2015

The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation equipment in 2014, according to Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). With GPON equipment leading the way, global spending on broadband aggregation equipment jumped 9% percent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, the market research firm reveals in its upcoming "PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment" report.

AEPONYX to launch C-Band 10G WDM-PON at OFC 2015

March 3, 2015

Montreal-based WDM-PON specialist AEPONYX inc. says it will take the wraps off of what it asserts is the first standards-based 10-Gbps 40-channel WDM-PON offering at OFC 2015. The single-fiber system is designed to operate on the C-Band 50-GHz ITU grid.

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

February 24, 2015

Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition to show off a 10 Gigabit Ethernet version of its offering. The in-house development is designed to ensure that very high bandwidth enterprise and campus network requirements can be met via a passive optical LAN.

Alcatel-Lucent lowers entry cost of TWDM-PON with Universal TWDM

February 12, 2015

Acknowledging that current TWDM-PON systems – and particularly the tunable optics they require – are too expensive for most customers, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has introduced a more economical WDM-PON variant. The new Universal TWDM approach replaces the comparatively expensive tunable 10-Gbps optical transceivers with fixed optical modules.

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative preps Gigabit FTTH

February 9, 2015

Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) is using its equipment to support 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Alabama’s DeKalb and Jackson Counties.

Vodacom to deploy GPON FTTP in South Africa

January 26, 2015

Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile service provider, plans to build a GPON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) network to expand its service range for the enterprise and residential markets. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will supply the GPON broadband access network equipment.

Washington State University deploys passive optical LAN with Zhone

January 20, 2015

Fiber-optic broadband access equipment supplier Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Washington State University (WSU) has deployed the company's FiberLAN passlive optical LAN gear. The deployment, conducted in partnership with Leidos Engineering, will boost the broadband access speeds available to the university's on-campus housing.

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