Teknovus and Furukawa announce SFP ONU

March 22, 2007
MARCH 27, 2007 -- Teknovus has announced that Furukawa is marketing a G-EPON ONU in a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver module based on Teknovus's TK3713 ONU chip. Furukawa's ONU, the FITELwave AG9, fits entirely within the standard SFP form factor.

MARCH 27, 2007 -- Teknovus (search for Teknovus) has announced that Furukawa (serach for Furukawa) is marketing a G-EPON ONU in a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver module based on Teknovus's TK3713 ONU chip. Furukawa's ONU, the FITELwave AG9, which fits entirely within the standard SFP form factor, is designed to enable switch vendors to expand easily into the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and enterprise markets.

Furukawa's SFP ONU facilitates the expansion of the traditional switch and router equipment manufacturers into the fiber access market. These manufacturers can now use Furkawa's FITELwave AG1600 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) based on Teknovus's TK3721 for their central office equipment and Furukawa's SFP ONU based on Teknovus's TK3713 for their CPE, enabling high-performance, low-cost fiber access. The FITELwave AG9 offers all of the associated operating cost savings and ease of upgrades associated with SFPs, the company asserts.

"We chose Teknovus's TK3713 ONU as the basis for our SFP based on its highly integrated design, low-power consumption, and superb management software" stated Mr. Nakamura, senior general manager, Broadband Products Division of Furukawa. "Last year we announced our FITELwave AG8 GBIC with Teknovus inside. We look forward to further supporting the switch and router manufacturers as they move into the growing fiber access market. The SFP fits seamlessly into existing communications equipment, providing service providers with a smooth upgrade to fiber and the associated new revenue streams through the deployment of advanced video services."

Greg Caltabiano, president and CEO of Teknovus, added, "The switch and router vendors have been watching the growing pace of fiber access deployments around the world. Now they can take immediate advantage of their extensive installations worldwide. The SFP solution vastly decreases the installation costs of deploying fiber access in MDUs and enables service providers to improve their revenue streams while decreasing OPEX."

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