Tellabs launches 'business services' ONT portfolio

March 22, 2006
March 22, 2005 Naperville, IL -- Tellabs says its newly launched 1600 Series optical network terminals (ONTs) can deliver "significant benefits" to broadband services providers and their business customers. Supporting voice, video, high-speed Internet, and T-1 services, the company says these "intelligent" ONTs are also designed to simplify operator migration to an all-IP network.

March 22, 2005 Naperville, IL -- Tellabs says its newly launched 1600 Series optical network terminals (ONTs) can deliver "significant benefits" to broadband services providers and their business customers. Supporting voice, video, high-speed Internet, and T-1 services, the company says these "intelligent" ONTs are also designed to simplify operator migration to an all-IP network. 

The 1600-631 ONT targets small businesses with support for eight telephony lines, an Ethernet connection, two T-1 connections, and a cable TV interface. The 1600-641 ONT targets multiple-tenant locations such as office parks with support for 16 telephony lines, eight Ethernet connections, four T-1 connections, and a cable TV interface. Both "business services" ONTs will be generally available in the second quarter of 2006, says Tellabs.

"Fiber to the small business delivers integrated, high-speed services at a reasonable cost," comments Carl DeWilde, executive vice president, broadband products, at Tellabs. "With Tellabs' new ONTs, our customers can deliver on this market need and cost-effectively migrate from copper to fiber."

According to the company, with the 1600 Series ONTs service providers can consolidate network infrastructure, eliminate copper loops, and improve service management via passive optical network (PON) technology. Via the products, Tellabs further maintains that "small businesses can obtain all services over a single, reliable fiber-optic connection that delivers Internet access at speeds that [have previously] been prohibitively expensive and impractical for small enterprises."

"Increasing deployment of fiber-optics via PON technology enables service providers to deliver high-bandwidth applications previously reserved for large corporations, such as video conferencing, to small businesses," observes Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst with www.broadbandtrends.com. "The new Tellabs ONTs provide a cost-effective way for these operators to leverage their investment in fiber-optics to offer integrated multimedia services to small and medium businesses."