BroadLight, ETRI to colloborate on XG-PON in Korea

FTTH processor vendor BroadLight says it has reached an agreement with Korea’s National Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) to collaborate on the standardized deployment of XG-PON (ITU-T G.987) in Korea.

FTTH processor vendor BroadLight says it has reached an agreement with Korea’s National Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) to collaborate on the standardized deployment of XG-PON1 (ITU-T G.987) in Korea.

XG-PON offers 10-Gbps in downstream bandwidth versus the 2.5 Gbps of GPON. XG-PON1 supports 2.5 Gbps upstream, while XG-PON2 provides symmetrical 10-Gbps data rates.

BroadLight and ETRI will use their existing XG-PON OLT and ONT technology for end-to-end interoperability testing. The test plan is based on efforts by FSAN to launch the first worldwide XG-PON interoperability event.

“BroadLight’s collaboration with ETRI is an important initiative towards promoting XGPON technology in the Korean market”, said Youngsun Kim, vice president, Honam Research Center of ETRI. ”Collaborating with BroadLight, we can ensure XG-PON’s first commercial trial will be successful.“

“Aside from this being a great opportunity for BroadLight to contribute its knowhow in end to end PON solutions, it will provide us with further insight into the existing challenges for market requirements in relation to BroadLight’s own product development,” said Didi Ivancovsky, founder and vice president, carriers strategy at BroadLight.

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