KDDI R&D Labs concludes lab trials on Novera Optics' DWDM technology

APRIL 23, 2007 -- According to KDDI representatives, Novera Optics' Lambda-PON DWDM equipment recorded positive results over the three-month laboratory testing.

APRIL 23, 2007 -- Novera Optics (search for Novera Optics) today announced that KDDI R&D Laboratories has concluded lab trial testing on Novera's λ -PON (Lambda-PON) DWDM technology as part of a feasibility study to examine the technology's ability to deliver next-generation transport services. KDDI R&D Laboratories is a subsidiary of KDDI Corp. (search for KDDI), a leading Japanese service provider offering both mobile and fixed communications services.

Over a three-month period of laboratory testing, KDDI R&D Laboratories has recorded positive results for Novera's DWDM technology for providing future services. KDDI R&D Laboratories also will begin a study of new products for broadband services with WDM-PON (search for WDM-PON) technologies.

"Novera's DWDM technology tested very positively in our lab trials," reports Dr. Yukio Horiuchi, senior manager of the Optical Access Network Laboratory in KDDI R&D Laboratories. "With the testing completed, we are now starting to discuss potential next-generation products and applications, and we are excited about the possibilities of working with Novera Optics."

With an extensive research and development organization, KDDI addresses a range of next-generation communication technologies, including IP applications, accelerated mobile communication services, and third- and fourth-generation networks.

"A company in the optical networking industry has many potential partners with whom to engage in service trials, so we feel fortunate in having chosen KDDI, whose track record of innovation and technical rigor is second to none," contends Bernd Hesse, vice president of marketing and business development at Novera Optics. "It is a great honor to have our DWDM-PON technology validated by this industry leader and have an opportunity to study more advanced products and applications with KDDI R&D Laboratories. We are thrilled with the results."

With point-to-point, bidirectional optical links through a single feeder fiber, Novera's DWDM transport technology provides easy upgrade paths, symmetrical downstream and upstream bandwidth, and multi-protocol transparency for fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) applications, explain company representatives. By eliminating the need for expensive, wavelength-specific optical network units (ONUs), Novera says its technology solves the problems of bandwidth sharing, bandwidth upgrades, and mixed-service delivery on a passive optical network (PON).

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