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Freescale Updates GPON

AUSTIN, Texas -- Freescale Semiconductor, an industry Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) silicon volume leader, has introduced a cost-effective, highly integrated solution designed to help lower costs for carriers and spur adoption of GPON equipment in markets worldwide.

Built on third generation Freescale PON technology, the MSC7104 is a cost reduced version of the groundbreaking MSC7120 device that has been deployed in large volumes worldwide. It features proven interoperability with many of the world’s top carriers.

“As a volume leader in GPON, this offering reflects our view of how GPON technology and the regional markets are evolving,” said Nikolay Guenov, portfolio manager for Freescale’s Networking Systems Division. “We have combined proven technologies and production-ready enablement options in the MSC7104 to take broadband data delivery over optical fiber technology into cost sensitive markets. We intend to spur adoption of GPON technology by creating cost-effective entry points into the market.”

Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

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