May 3, 2006 Petaluma, CA -- Teknovus, a provider of Gigabit Ethernet passive optical network (GEPON) chipsets for enabling triple-play services in broadband access networks, announced that to date more than 20 carriers have deployed its central office optical line terminal (OLT) and customer premises optical network unit (ONU) chipsets. According to the company, such carriers include traditional telcos, cable companies, and power-line companies, expanding into triple play markets in Asia, North America, Europe, South America, and Australia.
Teknovus maintains that carriers choose its GEPON platforms to provide triple-play services, including IPTV, to meet customer demands for HDTV and advanced video services, while supporting broadband data and voice services. The company says its major carrier deployments in 2005 included KDDI, K-Opticom and Korea Telecom.
Further, according to the company, since the beginning of 2006 more than 12 service providers have installed EPON-based access networks built on Teknovus chipsets, including Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom , Korea's Hanaro Telecom, and Beijing Netcom in China.
"Teknovus' highly integrated chipsets and software enabled Corecess to rapidly design and offer complete GEPON solutions for two carriers in Korea," offers Mr. Yeong Bong Son, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Corecess. "Our solution is in the final stages of testing by several other service providers worldwide."
"FiberHome is continuing to win GEPON-based FTTH deployments with its market-leading solution and full support of IPTV," adds Mr. Xiong Zhong Zhu, general manager of FiberHome Telecom. "Teknovus chipsets are a crucial component of our field-proven equipment which is being deployed in many countries including China, Thailand, and Russia." In April, FiberHome Technologies announced the deployment of its FTTH access equipment by Beijing Netcom.
"We are delighted to learn of new deployments around the globe through more than 14 OEM partners. Our solutions enable service providers to rapidly benefit from FTTH initiatives," concludes Dr. Rex Naden, CEO of Teknovus. "Teknovus' chipsets are designed to support seamless field upgrades to faster Ethernet speeds as bandwidth demands continue to grow and new IP services emerge. Teknovus' solution is carrier-grade, providing a highly scalable solution for existing and premium revenue services."