FTTH Shipments Up 245%
The top three leaders in shipments, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo and Hitachi, are all main suppliers to NTT in Japan. Tellabs, who is Verizon’s main FiOS supplier, is the fourth place vendor.
Due to the continued loss of wireline telephone subscribers, mostly to the MSOs, Verizon is accelerating the roll out of its FiOS services. The company recently announced that it had 375,000 FTTH subscribers to its FiOS High-speed Internet service and had added 111,000 subscribers in the second quarter alone.
DITTBERNER study reveals that the majority of the ports shipped were for GePON technology, with BPON making up much of the rest. GPON, which Verizon will start deploying next year, is 1% of overall shipments.
Dittberner Associates Inc.