January 18, 2006 Herndon, VA -- NEC America has introduced its SpectralWave line of Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) access equipment. The company says the platform supports both Ethernet and TDM services on a single fiber, enabling service providers to efficiently deliver converged data and voice services for the "last mile."
The company says its ITU-T standard-compliant GPON SpectralWave platform for the U.S. market is a flexible option for service providers as it is designed for next-generation packet networks, supports high bit rates of up to 2.488 Gbit/sec, and leverages the company's experience in delivery of triple-play, IPTV, and advanced Internet services. The platform consists of the company's AM Series optical line terminal (OLT) and ME Series optical network units (ONU) and terminals (ONT).
According to the company, the non-blocking AM Series OLT platform scales to over 3000 subscribers per shelf and provides a flexible multi-service access platform with close integration to service delivery systems, thus enabling rapid introduction and cost-efficient delivery of triple-play and converged services. The company says its ME Series products include a modular ONU platform with configurable subscriber interface types for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and multi-tenant unit (MTU) deployments as well as a variety of ONT types to address a wide spectrum of service scenarios.
The company says its GPON products are fully aligned with the key industry network architecture initiatives and standards, including FSAN, DSL Forum WT-101, and ETSI TISPAN. The company expects the SpectralWave platform to be generally available by early 2Q06.