Monday, March 6, 2006

Passave Delivers One-Millionth FTTH ONU Chip to Mitsubishi

Passave has delivered its one millionth FTTH ONU device to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for use in Japan's gigabit/second FTTH broadband access network market. Mitsubishi has been supplying customer premise equipment (CPE) using Passave semiconductor devices to carriers in Japan since 2004. The FTTH broadband access network in Japan is the world's largest, with new FTTH subscribers exceeding new DSL subscribers since the first quarter of 2005.

  • As of year-end 2005, the total number of Japanese broadband FTTH subscribers exceeded 4.6 million, with a 2.3 million annual increase in 2005, according to Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. New Japanese broadband FTTH subscribers have exceeded those for new DSL subscribers since the first quarter of 2005. New FTTH subscribers first exceeded those for cable subscribers in June 2005.


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