PacketFront Hits Milestone

PacketFront has shipped 400,000 ports for FTTH

February 28, 2008

2 Min Read

PARIS -- PacketFront, the pioneers of open-access broadband networking, is announcing today at the FTTH Council conference, Paris, that the company has shipped port number 400,000. This means that 400,000 households and companies around the world are connected to FTTH (Fiber-To-The-Home) networks utilizing PacketFront's technology.

"With 400,000 ports shipped we are market leaders in EMEA," said Martin Thunman, CEO of PacketFront. "Today, we are the only company in the business solely focusing on developing the best solutions and products for FTTH networks. This milestone is an acknowledgement that the market values our technology and our clear focus. PacketFront has succeeded in meeting both the end users' requirements of freedom of choice and high-quality services as well as the network owners' need for low operating costs."

Among PacketFront's largest customers are the alternative FTTH carrier Reggefiber in the Netherlands; the city network in Austria's capital city Vienna; the open-access network GothNet in Gothenburg, Sweden; the second carrier in Dubai, Du, that is building the exclusive residential areas Palm Island and Jumeirah Beach; and Affärsverken Karlskrona, Sweden, that last year was awarded a price for the most advanced broadband network in the world.

The key component in PacketFront's broadband solution is the award-winning control and provisioning system BECS. BECS makes it possible for operators to build and run fully automated broadband networks with self-provisioning functionality "on demand". This provides end users with the opportunity to increase capacity and choose services themselves, without having to wait for a third party to carry out the changes.

PacketFront's hardware, Advanced Services Routers (ASR) and Digital Residential Gateways (DRG), are developed to cost-efficiently deliver advanced broadband services over fiber networks. The ASR 5000 series is NPU (Network Processing Unit) based which means that new functionality is easily added without losing performance. Today, PacketFront is also announcing DRG Ease, a modular CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) that allows for an invest-as-you-grow approach for fiber-based broadband networks. This dramatically changes the business model for FTTH networks.

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