BroadLight announces GPON SoC sampling

January 10, 2006 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight announced that it has successfully sampled its BL2000 GPON system-on-chip (SoC) platform. The SoC completes the company's "End-to-End GPON" product offering, which also includes the company's PONmaker software and its BL3000 OLT MAC.

January 10, 2006 Mountain View, CA -- BroadLight announced that it has successfully sampled its BL2000 GPON system-on-chip (SoC) platform. The SoC completes the company's "End-to-End GPON" product offering, which also includes the company's PONmaker software and its BL3000 OLT MAC.

"As the first company to successful sample a GPON controller, BroadLight is taking the lead in a rapidly growing market that is predicted to be the largest PON growth segment in the next few years," comments Andy Vought, CEO of BroadLight. "Based on this flawless product execution, customers can be confident that BroadLight will deliver quality-tested GPON products on time, to meet the needs of their demanding service provider customers."

"In 2008, GPON revenues will exceed those of competing BPON and EPON solutions in North America and worldwide," adds Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "BroadLight is the first vendor we've seen to sample a GPON solution, and this should help put them in a position to be a significant competitor for the GPON contracts that are currently under development."

According to a press release, the company will be demonstrating working GPON systems at the Fiber Optics Expo in Japan on January 18 - 20. Also at the show, executives from the company will be participating on two GPON speaking panels. Moshe Levy, the company's VP of engineering, will speak on a panel titled "Optical Devices and Interface Modules Technology for Optical Metro and Access Networks." Didi Ivancovsky, the company's founder and VP of products, will speak on a panel titled "E2E GPON Now."

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