Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Softbank Selects UTStarcom's GEPON

Softbank BB awarded a contract to UTStarcom to expand its existing Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) network in support of its Hikari fiber broadband service. Financial terms were not disclosed.

UTStarcom's GEPON solution complies with the IEEE802.3ah standard and includes an Optical Line Termination system (OLT) for deployment at the Central Office (CO) as well as an Optical Network Unit (ONU) for deployment at the customer's premises. The solution includes Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching and routing functionality.

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