SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has announced an expansion of its FTTX (Fiber-to-the-Home, Building or Premise) Technology Ecosystem with the addition of four new members, Huawei Technologies, NEC Electronics, NeoPhotonics, and Source Photonics.
The Ecosystem is a forum for companies across the entire passive optical network (PON) hardware spectrum to work together to accelerate the deployment of next-generation 10G-PON FTTX platforms. These four new organizations join Cyoptics, Emcore, ETRI, NEC, Teknovus, ZTE, and Vitesse.
“We are delighted to contribute towards the Ecosystem’s growing PON technology expertise,” said Jiang Zuoqian, vice president, access network product line, Huawei Technologies. “Vitesse and Huawei have an extensive working relationship in developing technically advanced network solutions. With our leading network product solutions, Huawei is committed to delivering high-quality next-generation FTTX deployments.”
“It has always been Source Photonics’ commitment to promote and deliver high-performance and cost-effective fiber-optic components and subsystems for FTTX applications. This continues with the development of next-generation PON solutions. The collaboration with Vitesse is an essential element in supporting and ensuring proven interoperability with systems and component solutions, while meeting demanding time-to-market expectations,” stated Thomas Liljeberg, senior vice president of product development and product line management of Source Photonics.
“We are pleased to work with Vitesse to embody our commitment to innovation and technology leadership in next-gen optical access components. Joining the 10G-PON ecosystem will enable us to work closely with leading technology companies to collectively address and advance development of next-generation, end-to-end, passive optical networking systems for FTTX applications,” said Chris Pfistner, vice president of product marketing at NeoPhotonics.
“Given the module-level focus at CIOE this year, this announcement solidifies a number of leading vendors for this round of the FTTX Technology Ecosystem expansion,” said Gary Paules, Vitesse product marketing manager. “In addition, we are very happy to have leading PON system vendor Huawei join the Ecosystem. Vitesse is dedicated to helping drive the deployment of next-generation PON deployments worldwide by coordinating close working relationships among our stellar group of Ecosystem members.”