Optical components

Fujitsu Intros GPON Transceiver

TOKYO -- Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the world's first optical transceiver compliant with ITU-T G.984.2 Class C and Class C+ for Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON) (*1), offering significant advantages over existing products that comply with the ITU-T (*2) G.984.2 Class B+ specification. Fujitsu will begin selling optical transceivers compliant with Class C at the end of January 2009 and with Class C+ at the end of April 2009.

Delivering industry-beating performance, the new transceivers can accommodate a larger number of access network subscribers, greatly improve the flexibility of network deployments, and reduce network costs.

As society moves toward ubiquitous network access over high-speed broadband, the backbone networks that tie major cities together and the access networks that link telecom carriers to subscribers are both expected to experience a massive increase in traffic. Optical transceivers that can support highly reliable, high-capacity networks capable of delivering a wide range of applications have become essential.

In order to increase bandwidth requirements, fiber optic lines are being deployed in residential networks. These lines initially supported transmission speeds of 150 Mbps, but they currently offer gigabit-level speeds. In North America, due to its affinity to the existing SONET (*3) networks, demand for the ITU-T GPON standard gigabit systems is expected to rise considerably on a global scale.

Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)

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