Teknovus talks 10G EPON in China

Dec. 20, 2007
DECEMBER 20, 2007 �GEPON chip vendor Teknovus co-hosted a seminar today with China's Ministry of Information Industries on standards advances for next-generation GEPON technology.

DECEMBER 20, 2007 �GEPON chip vendor Teknovus (search for Teknovus) co-hosted a seminar today with China's Ministry of Information Industries (MII) on standards advances for next-generation GEPON technology. Teknovus says the seminar attracted senior representatives from China Telecom, China Netcom, China Unicom, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), and China Railway Telecom, including their headquarters and key provincial branches. Equipment vendors, including Huawei, ZTE, Fiberhome, UT Starcom, Nokia-Siemens, and Alcatel-Lucent, also participated, the company says.

The seminar covered the status of the IEEE 802.3av 10G EPON standard. The first draft of the 10G EPON standard was released in November 2007. The seminar also presented 2.5G EPON for the China market.

Teknovus conducted this seminar following a series of tests for its 1:64 (1 OLT to 64 ONUs) device at "leading service providers and government agencies," according to the company. The Teknovus 1:64 demo included analysis of adherence to quality of service parameters and service-level agreements under fully loaded real traffic scenarios to 64 end-users. The traffic scenarios encompassed VoIP, high-speed data (downstream and upstream), and high-resolution video.

"China's service providers understand the technical requirements of triple-play service networks," stated Greg Caltabiano, president and CEO of Teknovus. "Teknovus deployments in China are serving as reference sites for many developing countries that are leaping over old copper-based networks and into fiber. We are pleased to demonstrate our strengths in high-split ratios, traffic and network management, and next-generation EPON to China's distinguished experts."

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