Teknovus to demo 10G EPON at FOE

JANUARY 19, 2009 -- Teknovus will demonstrate triple-rate EPON MACs with support for 10-, 2.5-, and 1.25- downstream data rates as well as 1.25- and 10-Gbps upstream data rates, enabling carriers to reduce costs by supporting coexistence of 1.25-,2.5-, and 10-Gbps ONUs on a single fiber plant, says the company. Teknovus expects to see field trials of its 10G EPON before then end of the year.

JANUARY 19, 2009 -- Teknovus, provider of GEPON chips for the deployment of triple-play services in broadband access networks, is presenting "10G EPON - The Next Step in FTTx Deployments" as part of the Fiber Optics Expo (FOE) Technical Conference on next-generation PON. In addition, Teknovus will be demonstrating its 10G EPON offerings during the exhibition.

Teknovus corporate vice president and general manager for Japan, Ryoji Takaichi, will be the speaker at FOE. The presentation will focus on the Teknovus TK4721, which the company claims is the industry's first EPON optical line terminal (OLT) system-on-chip with support for triple-lambda WDM multiplexing of 10G, 2.5G, and 1.25G EPONs, as well as multi-service traffic managing and shaping.

"Japan is the leader in fiber access with the earliest and largest number of EPON deployments, as well as the first to adopt 2.5G Turbo-EPON," Takaichi reports. "In addition, Japanese cellular and WiMAX service providers are deploying Teknovus' EPON chips for backhaul applications, providing substantial operating cost reductions and increased bandwidth for improved user experience. Japan is also a leader in the testing of 10G EPON, which will accelerate FTTx multi-dwelling unit deployments and converged enterprise services. We expect to see field-trials of our 10G EPON before year-end 2009," he asserts.

Teknovus' exhibit demonstrates triple-rate EPON MACs with support for 10-Gbps, 2.5-Gbps, and 1.25-Gbps downstream data rates as well as 1.2-5Gbps and 10-Gbps upstream data rates, enabling carriers to reduce costs by supporting coexistence of 1.25G,2.5G, and 10G ONUs on a single fiber plant, claim company representatives.

Teknovus'customers include equipment vendors from Japan, Korea, China,Europe, and the United States, which are supporting commercial deployments by more than 35 carriers, including China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, KDDI, K-Opticom, Korea Telecom, LG Powercom, Chunghwa Telecom, and Telecom Malaysia.

Teknovus will be exhibiting at FOE in booth #4-42, and its presentation will be available on the company's website following the conference.

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