Wednesday, November 16, 2005

BroadLight Raises $10 Million for GPON Silicon

BroadLight, a start-up offering components for FTTP solutions, closed $10 million in a series D financing round led by Motorola Ventures.

Motorola Ventures was joined in the funding round by BroadLight's existing investors, including Azure Capital Partners, Broadcom, Delta Ventures, Israel Seed Partners, Siemens Venture Capital, Star Ventures and Tellabs.

  • In May 2005, BroadLight unveiled its end-to-end solution for gigabit-capacity, passive optical networks (GPONs). The end-to-end GPON (E2E GPON) features Broadlight's BL2000 GPON System-on-Chip (SoC) for cost-focused ONT applications and also includes PONmaker software, OLT MAC, OLT and ONT transceivers. Key features will include 2.5 Gbps PON performance, 1:64 split ratio, and native transport of both Ethernet and TDM, which is delivered at up to 155 Mbps using GPON Encapsulated Mode (GEM).

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