PacketFront, through its partner Ericsson, has supplied its new Gigabit FTTH Network Termination unit, the MC901, to Dutch national service provider KPN under a multi-year contract. KPN began deploying the MC901 this past August as part of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services rollout.
The MC901 provides fiber-to-copper termination at the customer premises. It is designed to fit the Universal Fiber Termination Unit (Universal FTU) that is standard in the Netherlands. KPN field technicians can snap the MC901 onto the Universal FTU at the customer premises to initiate service, PacketFront says. The MC901 will support migration from 100-Mbps to 1-Gbps services to the home, the company adds.
“We have discussed our complete product range of FTTH CPEs with KPN and are proud to have found the best solution for the specific end-customer environment enabling KPN to use their current selection of copper based residential gateways. In addition, delivering this product in high volumes through our partner Ericsson to the leading telecommunications provider in the Netherlands marks a next phase in PacketFront’s growth and partnership with Ericsson,” says Peter van Bourgondien, director of business development at PacketFront.
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