Wave7 Optics adds Compact Optical Line Terminal to Trident7 product suite

Oct. 1, 2007
OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Wave7 says the COLT is ideally suited to support deployments with smaller independent telephone companies who have a smaller base of potential subscribers and still want to deploy PON, or in the Asian market where the COLT can be installed in high-rise MDUs to serve apartment dwellers.

OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Today at the Fiber-to-the-Home Conference and Expo, Wave7 Optics (search for Wave7 Optics) announced the addition of a Compact Optical Line Terminal (COLT) to its Trident7 (search for Trident7) product line.
 
Wave7 Optics says the Trident7 COLT is the industry's only temperature hardened OLT requiring just 2 RU of space for deployment. These unique design features allow network operators to deploy the COLT in inexpensive, non-climatically controlled field cabinets to serve small pockets of up to 256 subscribers, assuming typical 32-way PON splits, says the company. The COLT can be deployed up to 70 km away from either a Trident7 Universal OLT or third-party multilayer switch in a central office or head-end, and the COLT can also extend network reach and push resiliency closer to the network edge.Â
 
As such, the COLT is ideally suited to support deployments with smaller independent telephone companies who have a smaller base of potential subscribers and still want to deploy PON, or in the Asian market where the COLT can be installed in high-rise MDUs to serve apartment dwellers.
 
"It's not always economically practical to deploy a full OLT that can support thousands of customer premises," reports Emmanuel Vella, chief marketing officer for Wave7 Optics. "If a network operator needs to serve a small or remote area of subscribers, then the Trident7 COLT provides a cost-effective means to do so without any compromise to the services provided."
 
Trident7 is the industry's only FTTP platform capable of delivering standards-based IEEE 802.3 GEPON (Ethernet in the First Mile PON) and ITU G.984 GPON triple-play services from a common platform, say Wave7 representatives. The Trident7 COLT expands on this universal access design philosophy by utilizing the same standards-based GEPON and GPON interface modules used in the full-size Trident7 OLT while maximizing deployment flexibility by allowing deployment with third-party ONTs.
 
The Trident7 COLT is now generally available and shipping to customers. Wave7 Optics says it began shipping Trident7 platform products in the second half of 2006. The platform is already deployed by more than 40 customers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.Â
 
Wave7 Optics is exhibiting the complete Trident7 product line in Booth #213 at the 2007 FTTH Council Conference & Expo at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin this week in Orlando, FL.
 

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