February 9, 2006 Richardson, TX -- Fujitsu Network Communications announced a significant increase in engineering development resources allocated to the company's recently announced Gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) initiative. The company says it now has over 100 hardware and software engineers working on its GPON program at development facilities in Pearl River, NY, Richardson, TX, Sunnyvale, CA, and in Japan.
"We have been making significant investments in our GPON development program over the last 12 months," comments Doug Saylor, senior vice president of planning and development at Fujitsu Network Communications. "We view GPON, and access markets in general, as extremely vital to our customer's IPTV and triple-play initiatives, and we will continue to make investments and add resources to our development programs in these areas to ensure that Fujitsu provides industry-leading GPON solutions."
The company - already a provider of Gigabit Ethernet passive optical networking (GEPON) systems in Asia, as well as multi-service access node (MSAN) systems and IP digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs) for the British Telecom (BT) 21CN initiative - says it is combining its global PON research and development expertise, global access experience, and strength in SONET, DWDM, and packet transport to provide a GPON architecture for the North American market.