WOW! Does GPON
Calix has seen a dramatic increase in the number of service providers utilizing GPON’s unique ability to deliver both IP over Ethernet and TDM based services. GPON offers service providers a low cost technology for delivering an array of high value, business services, including basic voice services, T1 high caps, high speed Ethernet (10/100/1000 megabits per second (Mbps)), transparent LAN services and RF video, thereby allowing service providers to generate revenues from legacy services as well as emerging services. In addition, GPON operates at 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) in the downstream and 1.2 Gbps in the upstream, providing enormous bandwidth capacity and flexibility in delivering high speed services, with over two times the bandwidth of IEEE passive optical networking (EPON) technologies. This combination of low cost, service flexibility, and capacity has contributed to a sevenfold year-over-year increase worldwide in GPON ports shipments in the first quarter of 2008 (Dell’Oro Group), and increased interest from many different segments of the market.
“Over the past few years we have been very successful in offering innovative, reliable business services via FTTP in Evansville, IN and in other Midwestern markets,” said Ron Mattingly, Engineering Manager at WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone. “Calix GPON represents a unique opportunity for WOW! to better serve our communities with more bandwidth, increased flexibility and lower operational expenses.” WOW! Business Solutions services small and medium sized businesses in Evansville, and other WOW! markets in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
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