Wyandotte Municipal Services deploys 10G EPON for full FTTH transition

Oct. 25, 2021
The technology will enable Wyandotte Municipal Services to transition from DOCSIS-based hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) to a full fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure.

Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) says it will supply its Entra 10G EPON technology to Wyandotte Municipal Services (WMS), based in Wyandotte, MI. The technology will enable Wyandotte Municipal Services to transition from DOCSIS-based hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) to a full fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure.

Founded more than 100 years ago, WMS is a not-for-profit service provider that provides electric, telecommunications, and water supply and treatment to residents of the City of Wyandotte. The city owns and operates its own power plant, water treatment plant, and cable TV headend.

The move to 10G EPON via Vecima’s Entra platform will enable WMS to deliver symmetrical gigabit broadband and related services now as well as enable a platform for greater speeds and additional offerings in the future. Entra leverages DOCSIS Provisioning of Ethernet (DPoE) to enable a smooth operational transition from the HFC plant to full FTTH.

“Through the distribution of world-leading broadband service, Wyandotte has thrived and achieved impressive economic growth,” said Paul LaManes, general manager of the City of Wyandotte. “Our investment in 10G EPON highlights Wyandotte Municipal Services’ commitment to improving the quality of life in our community. Vecima’s fiber-to-the-home technology will ensure Wyandotte remains on the cutting edge of social progress for decades to come.”

“We’re proud to partner with progressive customers like Wyandotte Municipal Services,” noted Vijay Raman, vice president of product management at Vecima. “Wyandotte is a forward-looking community that required a flexible, easy to operate, and interoperable solution to not only serve the requirements of today but deliver on the broadband symmetrical gigabit capacity needs of the future. Our Entra 10G EPON platform, with industry-leading interoperability, ensures not just ultra-high internet access speeds, but also crucial flexibility and service agility to migrate their HFC subscribers to fiber quickly.”

About the Author

Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director & Associate Publisher

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, DOCSIS technology, and more.

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