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Who Makes What: GPON Equipment

Raymond McConville

After years of buildup, GPON is finally being deployed in carrier networks, with rollouts set to ramp up significantly in 2009 and beyond. (See GPON Driving Worldwide Growth of FTTH.)

Heavy Reading forecasts that, by 2012, about 90 million homes will have a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connection. Japan has led much of the FTTH deployment thus far, but that has been an EPON story. For the rest of the world, GPON is expected to be the standard technology choice.

In North America, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) will lead the GPON charge. Most of its FiOS installations to date have used older BPON technology, but new central offices' deployments will house GPON-ready equipment, while many existing ones will eventually be upgraded. (See Verizon's Going Strong on GPON and Verizon Preps GPON Push.)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) plans to deploy GPON too, but only in greenfield sites. Those rollouts are expected to ramp up significantly in 2009, though that's dependent on growth in the U.S. housing market. (See AT&T Prepping for GPON.)

In Europe, active Ethernet has dominated thus far, but GPON is expected to slowly gain share.

With GPON becoming prevalent, it's time to create a taxonomy of the vendors involved in the sector, and for extra value we've thrown in an overview of WDM-PON as well.

It's possible we may have missed a few companies along the way, but this is where you, the readers, can help.

If any companies need to be added or any information corrected, please bring it to our attention either on the message board below or by shooting an email to editors@lightreading.com, placing "Who Makes What: GPON" in the subject line.

Here's a rundown of what's included in this report:

Page 2: ONTs and OLTs

Page 3: Triplexers

Page 4: GPON Chips

Page 5: 10 Gbit/s GPON

Page 6: WDM-PON

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

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12/5/2012 | 4:52:02 PM
re: Who Makes What: GPON Equipment

What about DASAN Networks (http://www.dasannetworksus.com... thise is independend OLT manufacturer which in the past was part of Nokia-Siemens.


Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin,
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12/5/2012 | 3:34:18 PM
re: Who Makes What: GPON Equipment
We've added Wave7 (enablence), Conexant, and TXP to the tables. Cambridge Industries Group will be added next.

We'll be adding Huawei too, once we get a bit of input from them. And we're trying to confirm that eGtran belongs in the triplexer list.

Thanks to those who've emailed their feedback to editors@lightreading.com ... and keep 'em coming. We must have missed a few others.
Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 3:34:03 PM
re: Who Makes What: GPON Equipment
We've added entries for AOI, Cambridge Industries Group, eGtran, Huawei, and NEC.

Calix's entries have been expanded -- thanks to the many folks who pointed out the missing C7 OLT.

LS Cable, in Korea, is going to forward the data to be included in ONTs and OLTs.

Any more? Let us know: editors@lightreading.com, or just post 'em on this message board.
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