Aztech selects PMC-Sierra chips for GPON FTTH ONTs

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 -- PMC-Sierra Inc. says that Aztech, a broadband equipment manufacturer based in Singapore, has selected PMC-Sierra’s chips for its new GPON FTTH optical network terminal (ONT) design.

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 -- PMC-Sierra Inc. says that Aztech, a broadband equipment manufacturer based in Singapore, has selected PMC-Sierra’s chips for its new GPON FTTH optical network terminal (ONT) design. Aztech’s GPON 200E4 - 4 Port Gigabit Bridge ONT is built around PMC-Sierra’s PAS7401 SoC and targets residential and SOHO FTTH deployments where maximum performance and multiple Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces are required.

“Leading telecom companies are rapidly moving from traditional Fast Ethernet interfaces to GbE speeds,” said Michael Mun, Aztech Group CEO and president of Aztech Electronics. “Aztech’s GPON 200E4 - 4 Port Gigabit ONT is the best solution to meet requirements to provide multiple data, voice, and video applications to end users. Aztech selected PMC-Sierra’s field-proven GPON ONT SoC and OMCI software to ensure that our ONT will connect to any optical line terminal that telecom carriers choose to deploy.”

According to market research firm Infonetics Research’s August 6, 2009, PON Equipment in Asia Pacific report, GPON equipment revenue is expected to increase at a 139% compound annual growth rate from 2008 to 2013 in the Asia Pacific region, driven by GPON deployments in countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Australia.

Aztech’s new GPON ONT targets this high-end FTTH market that requires wire-speed throughput to the customer and a GbE interface to the home. The ONT features four GbE user interfaces and supports 2.5G downstream traffic to the customer at any packet size. It is based on PMC-Sierra’s PAS7401 GPON ONT SoC and OMCI software package, which PMC-Sierra says has proven to be interoperable with all major optical line terminals on the market at numerous interoperability events.

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