Ericsson launches 40-Gbps WDM-PON platform

Ericsson this week unveiled the EA 1100 WDM-PON platform. The EA 1100 platform is a result of its joint venture with LG-Ericsson and now part of Ericsson’s WDM-PON offering.

Ericsson this week unveiled the EA 1100 WDM-PON platform. The EA 1100 platform is a result of its joint venture with LG-Ericsson and now part of Ericsson’s WDM-PON offering.

"Ericsson’s investment in WDM-PON isn’t just to beat any PON speed records but to address high-value applications demanded by our customers." said Phil Winterbottom, head of product line broadband access, Ericsson. "We envision the world moving towards 50 billion connected devices in 2020 and as connection speeds continue to increase, technologies such as WDM-PON provide the high-speed connectivity that will become essential in applications like mobile backhaul for LTE."

The WDM-PON platform is designed to provide simple, colorless technology for easy network installation, minimal sparing and maintenance, and continuation of the point-to-point paradigm that Ericsson asserts operators use today. The carrier-grade Ethernet-based EA 1100 platform with WDM-PON technology provides scalability and reliability for enterprises, mobile backhaul, and other applications requiring symmetrical Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, the company concludes.

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