Korea's Millinet picks BroadLight for KT GPON deployment

November 9, 2005 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight has announced that Millinet, a broadband access equipment vendor in Korea, has selected BroadLight's End-to-End (E2E) GPON product platform for use in a deployment mounted by Korea Telecom (KT). The companies say that KT will use the GPON equipment to provide capacity for IPTV, VoIP, and high-speed Internet services.

Nov 9th, 2005

November 9, 2005 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight has announced that Millinet, a broadband access equipment vendor in Korea, has selected BroadLight's End-to-End (E2E) GPON product platform for use in a deployment mounted by Korea Telecom (KT). The companies say that KT will use the GPON equipment to provide capacity for IPTV, VoIP, and high-speed Internet services.

"We are very pleased to be the GPON technology supplier selected by Millinet for deployment of GPON in Korea," comments Andy Vought, CEO of BroadLight. "Korea is one of the leading countries for broadband, and we believe many other countries will follow with GPON simply because it is a faster and cheaper solution compared with other PON technologies."

"We chose BroadLight because their complete, comprehensive, E2E GPON solution enabled us to get to market quickly and cost-effectively," adds a Millinet spokesperson. "Having this total solution of GPON hardware and software for both ends of the network along with their experience in turning up the PON technology on equipment greatly mitigated our development risks."

BroadLight launched its ITU-T G.984-compliant E2E GPON platform this past June. The platform features the company's BL2000 GPON System-on-Chip (SoC) for optical network terminal (ONT) applications, and also incorporates the company's PONmaker software and BL3000 optical line terminal (OLT) MAC transceivers.

"GPON has been gaining momentum in Asia not only due to its cost and performance but also because of the availability of the technology," comments Eric Cheong, general manager of BroadLight's Asia operations. "We are very pleased to deliver these advantages to Millinet and look forward to providing them with outstanding service and support."

"Millinet and BroadLight recognize that fiber technology is the only broadband solution that can deliver the capacity consumers demand for emerging video, HDTV, interactive gaming and multimedia," concludes the spokesperson for Millinet. "Out of all the PON technologies reviewed, we believe GPON offers the best price to performance solution and look forward to delivering GPON products to market."

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