APRIL 21, 2008 -- BroadLight (search for BroadLight), supplier of GPON semiconductors and software, today announced that it has been awarded patent number 7,327,679 by the US Patent Office for a "Method of providing Quality of Service (QoS) and bandwidth allocation in a point to multi-point network."
The patent applies to optical line terminals (OLTs) for efficiently and fairly allocating system resources, such as upstream bandwidth, while attempting to maintain the QoS that a user has subscribed to in a point to multi-point network, explain company representatives.
"Because BroadLight has always been 100 percent focused on PON design, we've been able to secure IP throughout the entire PON system," reports Eli Weitz, CTO of BroadLight. "This systems-level knowledge and IP protection is a major competitive advantage, and our customers will benefit from this in every IC design we deliver to the market."
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