Wave7 touts contract wins, intros CPE

March 20, 2006
March 20, 2006 Las Vegas, NV -- At the TelecomNEXT show, Wave7 Optics issued a pair announcements detailing contract wins for its Last Mile Link FTTP system. The company also introduced a line of CPE equipment.

March 20, 2006 Las Vegas, NV -- At the TelecomNEXT show, Wave7 Optics (Atlanta, GA), a supplier of FTTH/FTTP broadband network equipment for residential and business services, announced deployment of a 7000-home FTTP network in conjunction with CableOne, an MSO in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, near Albuquerque.

The MSO is deploying Wave7's Last Mile Link System in the new "Mariposa" residential development. The companies say they're in the process of connecting the first 1000 homes and "will connect the remainder depending on the pace of construction and other factors."

"We have successfully integrated the Wave7 equipment into our existing architecture, which includes softswitch, router, layer 3 switch, and other equipment, and we foresee no problems as we expand to the homes and businesses of Mariposa," comments Jim Hannan, VP of engineering for CableOne.

Seperately, Wave7 and Sydfyns Elforsyning (SEF), a utility company based in Svendborg, Denmark, announced the deployment of a FTTP PON network that the companies say is of northern Europe's largest. 1200 residential customers have been connected to the network and are currently receiving "triple play" voice, RF video, and data services. SEF expects to have more than 5000 customers "on net" by the end of this year, and eventually to connect all of its 30,000 customers. Eltel Networks is managing the project as the equipment installer and integrator.

"Sydfyns Elforsyning joins a growing number of progressive utility companies who are both meeting customer demand and diversifying their business operations and revenue sources with economical and feature-rich PON based FTTP networks," comments Tom Tighe, CEO of Wave7 Optics.

Finally, today at the TelecomNEXT show, Wave7 introduced its EFM line of customer premises equipment (CPE), aimed at deployment in FTTP networks that comply with the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile standard

The company says its new line ONT equipment includes the following:

* The Model ONT-E100i, a "data only" device featuring one 10/100 Ethernet port for the delivery of data up to 100-Mbit/sec, IPTV, and VoIP services. This product is available now.

* The Model ONT-E1000i, a data only device featuring one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for delivery of data up to 1-Gbit/sec, IPTV, and VoIP services. General availability for this product is set for 2Q 2006.

* The Model ONT-E221, a "triple-play" device featuring two 10/100 ports, two POTS telephone lines, and one RF Video port for the delivery of data with up to 200-Mbit/sec of throughput, standard telephony service (POTS), IP telephony (VoIP), IPTV, and RF Video overlay. General availability for this product is also set for 2Q 2006.

"This new equipment represents a valuable extension to Wave7's ONT product line," comments Emmanuel Vella, CMO of Wave7 Optics. "Furthermore, these new ONTs are supported by our existing network management system and offer all the 'point and click' provisioning, billing, and other innovative benefits found in our existing customer premises equipment."