NEC Eluminant Publishes Report

NEC Eluminant Technologies publishes comparison of ATM-based and Ethernet-based passive optical networks

April 8, 2002

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CHANTILLY, Va. -- NEC Eluminant Technologies, Inc. (eLUMINANT(R)) has published a comparative analysis of two passive optical networking (PON) technologies, APON and EPON, that are considered promising for delivering Fiber-to-the-Home functionality. The critique, called "Fiber Fight: Ethernet Duels ATM for Home Access", was written by Dr. Zheng-Yang Liu, a principle engineer at eLUMINANT. The article has appeared as the cover story of the March 2002 issue of Communication Systems Design magazine and may be viewed on the company web site at As a strong proponent of last mile optical networking, NEC has participated in development of both the ITU FSAN (APON) standards and the IEEE 802.3 working group studying EPON. "It is important for our customers to understand the benefits and trade-offs when they're considering next generation access networks," said David Montanaro, CEO and chairman of eLUMINANT. "At the end of the day, many technology solutions will be developed to take advantage of the unique opportunities PON networks present." Dr. Liu, who specializes in the research and development of pragmatic solutions to complex problems in broadband network access, has written articles, published papers and given lectures worldwide in the fields of network architecture, artificial intelligence, software engineering and intelligent networking. NEC Eluminant Technologies Inc.

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