Here is the first wave of GPON announcements that came in this month ahead of NXTcomm:
- TXP Powers GPON
- TXP Demos GPON
- Alloptic connects Tifton
- Hitachi GPON Deployed in Colorado
- SA Previews 'D-PON'
- BroadLight Intros GPON
- Resolute, BroadLight Improve GPON
- IMS Forum Plugs Fest
- P2P Networks: The Dangers of Kazaa and Other File Sharing Platforms
- Graceba Chooses Wave7
Calix C7 all grown up
Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) kicked off the PON party by upgrading its C7 multiservice access platform, adding carrier-grade Ethernet services and GPON functionality. (See Calix Adds to MSAP.)
The C7 also added GPON modules, each of which has four 2.4-Gbit/s optical line terminal (OLT) ports for the delivery of high-bandwidth services such as IPTV or high-speed Internet. A single module can support up to 256 subscribers, with up to 5,120 subscribers supported from a single C7 MSAP.
Geoff Burke, director of field marketing for Calix, says the C7 is becoming the do-it-all device for carriers. With new Ethernet services and GPON built in, Burke says the C7 "has a full flexibility to support legacy services, Ethernet over copper services, and Ethernet over fiber."
Wave7 does a PON double play
Wave7 Optics Inc. announced support for two PON standards, which could help it compete in the North American fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) equipment market. The company added GPON functionality to its Trident7 Universal Access Platform, making it the first supplier, or so it claims, to integrate GPON and Gigabit-Ethernet PON (GEPON) functionality on the same platform. (See Wave7 Adds GPON.)
TXP and Zhone pitch interoperable ONTs
TXP Corp. (Nasdaq: TXPO) and Zhone Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE) say there is a way to make GPON networks friendly and to drive product margins up, while eliminating power problems at the home and shortening installation times. (See Zhone Debuts Line-Powered ONT and A PON in the Game.) We'll have a closer look at the show to see how much of this tall order carriers think is really possible.
— Ryan Lawler, Reporter, Light Reading