China Telecom deploys Itibia business access gateways with BroadLight’s Helios processor

Fiber broadband semiconductor provider BroadLight says that China Telecom is using small and medium enterprise (SME) gateways based on BroadLight’s Helios processors to provide fiber-based business services.

Fiber broadband semiconductor provider BroadLight says that China Telecom is using small and medium enterprise (SME) gateways based on BroadLight’s Helios processors to provide fiber-based business services.

The roll out is part of China Telecom’s deployment of what it calls Biz Navigator services.

“China Telecom is a leading operator in using fiber as a complete replacement of its legacy copper infrastructure,” remarked Julie Kunstler, principal analyst, optical components at market research and consulting firm Ovum. “Expanding its fiber access footprint to business applications via the Biz Navigator product is another demonstration of China Telecom’s leadership.”

China Telecom selected the Itibia Technologies OfficeTen 1800 series SME integrated access gateways for the deployment. Itibia leverages the Helios processors in the gateways to meet CTC Biz Navigator requirements. The gateways support Ethernet, EPON, GPON, and wireless (WiFi/3G) services.

“The OfficeTen1800 series provides a high level of integration of service functions for data communications, switching, wireless network, 3G, and voice access, all with simple and straightforward on-site deployment to best address SMEs’ needs in China,” said Dr. Liu Jiming, CEO of Itibia. “BroadLight’s Helios ‘fiber grade’ architecture best supports the high-performance requirement for this market.”

BroadLight’s introduced the Helios line of processors this past June (see “BroadLight introduces new Helios embedded processor line”). The multi-core processors leverage 40-nm technology to support networking customer premises equipment (CPE) in a variety of access applications, including Ethernet access gateways, VoIP-enabled access, business CPE, security appliances, and integrated wireless business routers.

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