BroadLight Adds GPON
The new BL2901 is sampling today and is being unveiled at the FTTH Conference in Las Vegas (October 3-5). Also shown will be BroadLight’s BL2000 and BL2901 combo chipset in a cost optimized GPON ONT reference design.
“ONT cost is the number one feature in the PON market and the BL2901 will enable BroadLight’s customers to be successful with the major GPON rollouts,” said Andrew Vought, CEO of BroadLight. “We are very pleased to be first again with such silicon and software innovation that is easy to implement in time for the GPON volume ramp.”
“A GPHY device, like this one from BroadLight, is what was needed to drive down the price of the costliest section of the ONT – the optical block,” said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst of Broadband and IPTV for Infonetics Research “BroadLight’s approach by coupling it with its BL2000 SoC even allows improvements in operational lifecycle costs giving service providers the ability to monitor the ONT’s optical link over time and take any necessary measures.”