Wave7 Optics adds GPON capability to Trident7 Universal Access Platform

JUNE 13, 2007 -- Wave7 says its Trident7 is the industry's only FTTP platform capable of delivering standards-based EPON (IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile standard) and GPON triple-play services from a common platform.

JUNE 13, 2007 -- Wave7 Optics (search for Wave7 Optics), supplier of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network equipment for residential and business services, today announced support for ITU-T G.984 Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (search for GPON) standard networks via its Trident7 Universal Access Platform.
 
The Trident7 platform's GPON support is consistent with Wave7 Optics' philosophy of supporting all access standards from a common optical line terminal (OLT), which is installed in the central office or system head end. Wave7 says its Trident7 is the industry's only FTTP platform capable of delivering standards-based EPON (IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile standard) and GPON triple-play services from a common platform.
 
Trident7 incorporates fully standards-compliant chipsets to ensure interoperability and features a diverse selection of optical network terminals (ONTs), or customer premise equipment, designed to fulfill the needs of both residential and business customers, say company representatives. Wave7 Optics confirms that it has been shipping the Trident7 platform since 2006, and says its products already are deployed by more than 100 customers on six continents.
 
"GPON is the standard of choice for network operators in certain geographic areas and market segments, whereas others are deploying the EPON standard," explains Emmanuel Vella, chief marketing officer for Wave7 Optics. "By supporting multiple standards with Trident7, we can effectively cater to any customer regardless of which standard they might embrace."

Wave7 Optics is currently taking orders for its Trident7 GPON product line, which will be on display at NXTComm in Chicago from June 19-21, as part of Embarq Logistics' "Partners Pavilion" in Booth # 2826. Wave7 Optics is also participating at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers "Cable-Tec Expo" in Orlando, June 20 � 22, in Booth # 632.


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