JUNE 3, 2009 -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (search Lightwave for Vitesse) says it has expanded its recently announced Next-Generation Fiber-to-the-Home Technology Ecosystem with the addition of three more companies: ZTE Corp. (search Lightwave for ZTE), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI; search Lightwave for ETRI), and CyOptics (search Lightwave for CyOptics). The ecosystem is designed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation 10G PON systems.
"To support the rapidly expanding PON requirements, ZTE has worked closely with Vitesse to design and validate new 10G-EPON platforms which will allow us to meet our very tight deployment schedules," said RunBin Ma, chief architect of the Network Planning & System Design group, ZTE.
"Vitesse and ETRI have a long history of cooperation on past technological advancements. We look forward to continuing this close relationship on our 10G-PON research and participating in the FTTx Technology Ecosystem along its other industry leaders," said Dr. Dongsoo Lee, team leader 10G-PON, ETRI.
"CyOptics is committed to the development of transmit and receive solutions for the next-generation PON systems," said Kou-Wei Wang, CyOptics' vice president and general manager. "We are working with Vitesse on a 10G-EPON XFP transceiver reference design for the ONU using CyOptics' TOSAs and ROSAs and Vitesse's 10G-EPON chipset to accelerate the optical module and system deployments."
In addition to Vitesse, the original FTTx Technology Ecosystem members included MAC vendor Teknovus, test equipment supplier Anritsu, and optical component manufacturer Emcore.
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