Monday, January 16, 2006

NEC America Introduces GPON Access Equipment

NEC America introduced its SpectralWave GPON access equipment for the U.S. market, featuring the ability to provide bit rates of up to 2.488 Gbps and support both Ethernet and TDM services on a single fiber. It also provides access networking support for multiple services and operation, administration, maintenance and provisioning (OAM&P) functionality.

The NEC SpectralWave GPON solution consists of the AM Series Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and ME Series Optical Network Units (ONU) and Terminals (ONT). It is anticipated that the SpectralWave GPON solution will be generally available early 2Q06.

The non-blocking AM Series OLT platform scales to over 3,000 subscribers per shelf and provides a flexible multi-service access platform with close integration to service delivery systems; thus enabling rapid introduction and cost-efficient delivery of triple-play and converged services.

The ME Series products include a modular ONU platform with configurable subscriber interface types for Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) and Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU) deployments as well as a variety of ONT types to address a wide spectrum of service scenarios, from single-family Internet access and IPTV to home-office models.

NEC's SpectralWave GPON solution products are fully aligned with the key industry network architecture initiatives and standards, including: FSAN, DSL Forum WT-101 and ETSI TISPAN.

NEC noted that it first began R&D work on PON system more than two decades ago. Its broadband solutions are currently deployed in Japan's highly competitive market, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

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