BroadLight announces the industry's first BPON controller for the central office

June 14, 2004

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- BroadLight, Inc., the leading supplier of semiconductors, software and transceivers for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployments, today announced the XL230 - the world's first broadband passive optical network (BPON) controller for the central office (CO). Featuring a new low-cost design, the XL230 controller is a complete hardware and software solution that will enable equipment vendors to quickly, easily and cost-effectively design high-speed broadband equipment for growing fiber deployments. The availability of the XL230 is a major milestone in facilitating the rapid deployment of broadband over fiber. Equipment vendors who serve the large telecommunications service providers require solutions that operate at both ends of the fiber network - from the central office all the way through to the customer premise equipment (CPE). Moreover, these original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) require a complete solution - the optical transceiver, the software stack and the controller. BroadLight is the first company to deliver the entire solution - from end to end. As a result, the company is speeding the time it takes to cost-effectively roll out large-scale fiber deployments.

"The PON market is beginning to emerge as an inevitable broadband contender as service providers around the globe realize they can build profitable business and residential services around the technology," said Michael Howard, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder of Infonetics Research. "We believe this market will grow substantially over the next few years and BroadLight is well positioned as today, they are the only early supplier of BPON components and software for both the CO and CPE."

BroadLight Inc.

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