Alphion inks alliance with Indian manufacturer

NOVEMBER 26, 2007 -- As a result of its alliance with Alphion, ITI becomes the first Indian company to acquire GPON-based products; Alphion's equipment will be manufactured at ITI's Rae Bareli plant.

NOVEMBER 26, 2007 -- Alphion Corp. (search for Alphion), developer of communication systems, sub-systems, and integrated photonic components based on its proprietary QLight technology, today announced an alliance with ITI Limited, India for the manufacture and distribution of its family of GPON (search for GPON) products.

The AOLT-4000 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) features high-density 40 GPON ports per shelf, ultra-fast 200-Gbit/sec backplane, and 56-Gbit/sec uplink capacity. The platform supports PON architectures with path and equipment redundancy, say Alphion representatives. The product family includes Optical Network Terminals for single family residences (AONT-100), small businesses (AONT-200), and multiple dwelling units (AONT-300).

"This alliance with ITI Limited is an exciting step, and Alphion will be able to support ITI from our existing research, development, and customer support centers in India," reports Dr. Bharat P. Dave, Alphion chairman, president, and CEO. "We are looking forward to close cooperation with ITI Limited as we begin addressing the needs for advanced FTTH networks in Asia."

"ITI will be the first Indian company to acquire GPON technology-based FTTH products and will be manufacturing them at our Rae Bareli plant," notes Shri S K Chatterjee, chairman and managing director of ITI. "The GPON equipment manufactured in Rae Bareli, besides meeting the domestic market requirements, also has potential for overseas sales."

The companies say the collaboration strengthens both parties, combining Alphion's expertise in access technologies with ITI's manufacturing skills and presence in India.
The Alphion AOLT-4000 and AONT-100/200/300 family were developed in full compliance with the International Telecommunications Union's standard for FTTx equipment (ITU-T G.984). This ensures that the Alphion product family meets the stringent carrier-class requirements and interoperates with a broad spectrum of other manufacturers' GPON equipment.

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