KDDI deploys 'world's fastest EPON' with Teknovus Turbo-EPON

DECEMBER 8, 2008 -- KDDI has begun deployment of the world's first and fastest 2G-EPON technology, says Teknovus, which is providing its 2.5G Turbo-EPON chips for the FTTx implementation.

DECEMBER 8, 2008 -- Teknovus (search for Teknovus), provider of EPON chips for the deployment of triple-play services in FTTx broadband access networks, today announced that commercial deployment of 2-Gbit/sec EPON FTTx has started in KDDI's fiber networks. This is the first commercial deployment of Teknovus' 2.5G Turbo-EPON.

Teknovus say the world's first and fastest 2G-EPON deployment at KDDI is based on its 2.5G Turbo-EPON chips and embedded software. Turbo-EPON is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3ah 1.25G EPON specifications, offering an enhanced Turbo-EPON mode for 2.5G operation. Teknovus also says it is the first PON chip vendor to provide a smooth upgrade to higher speeds with proven commercial deployments.

Teknovus' Turbo-EPON ONU chip, the TK3714, enables service providers to manage quality of service per service, per subscriber, guaranteeing quality delivery of bandwidth-sensitive triple-play applications, claim company representatives. With Turbo-EPON, service providers can offer more HDTV channels using existing fiber plants, thereby reducing subscriber CAPEX and OPEX. Alternatively, for high-density environments, Turbo-EPON enables service providers to support more subscribers per PON while maintaining strict per service, per subscriber QoS. Teknovus says it also provides a full product suite of EPON chips and software, supporting 1G, 2.5G, and 10G, with compatibility on a single network. Service providers can optimize their networks based on density and ever changing bandwidth demands by subscribers and applications.

"Teknovus' Turbo-EPON is enabling service providers to significantly increase upstream and downstream speeds while maintaining their investments in existing deployments," explains Ryoji Takaichi, Teknovus' Japan country manager. "KDDI is leapfrogging competitors with faster speeds and advanced services for its subscribers."

KDDI is a leading Japanese service provider offering both mobile and fixed communications services. KDDI acquired the fiber network business from TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power) in 2007, and Chubu Tele-Communications (CTC) from Chubu Electric Power in 2008, significantly expanding its reach to landline subscribers. KDDI is the leading Fixed Mobile Broadcasting Convergence (FMBC) service provider in Japan, offering advanced voice, data, and video services over both wireless and landline networks. In addition, KDDI is an investor in UQ Communications, the leading WiMAX network throughout Japan.


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