CIG opts for BroadLight GPON ONT chips

APRIL 20, 2009 � BroadLight says that Cambridge Industries Group has selected BroadLight's second generation of GPON System on Chips, the BL2345 and BL2348, for its portfolio of GPON CPE.

APRIL 20, 2009 � BroadLight (search Lightwave for BroadLight) says that Cambridge Industries Group (CIG; search Lightwave for Cambridge Industries Group) has selected BroadLight's second generation of GPON System on Chips, the BL2345 and BL2348, for its portfolio of GPON CPE. CIG's shipment to its clients will include BroadLight's integrated GPON SFU/Gateway ONT SoC.

Founded in June 2005, with R&D and manufacturing based in Shanghai, China, CIG is an independent telecom OEM supplier focusing on FTTH/PON (GPON and GEPON) CPE. CIG's GPON CPE portfolio includes products such as ONT, ONU, MDU, and residential gateways, which the company asserts are "in mass deployment throughout the world via CIG's multiple system vendor partners."

"CIG has built itself as a worldwide leading supplier of a variety of GPON CPEs. Their selection of our second generation solution is a resounding statement of our products and company," said Raanan Gewirtzman, CEO of BroadLight.

"We are pleased to extend our relationship with BroadLight for more powerful GPON technologies," said Gerald Wong, CEO of CIG. "When we looked at the available product offerings, it was clear that BroadLight's BL2345/BL2348 product family was the best solution to satisfy our demanding GPON customers worldwide with a rich set of features and the highest level of interface integration. With Broadlight's new generation of GPON devices, CIG will be able to offer the most advanced ONTs in the industry, providing excellent interoperability performance with most vendors and carriers at extremely compelling price points, while still maintaining sufficient margins to ensure sustained profitability and maximum value for shareholders."

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