Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ECI Debuts FTTB Multi-service Access Platforms

ECI Telecom has added two new GPON and gigabit Ethernet (GbE) optical network units (ONUs) for fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments to its broadband access product suite.

The new G-PoweRAM 48V is optimized for large multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in densely populated areas. This ONU, which features GPON connectivity to the building and VDSL2 within the premises, allows service providers to support as many as 48 subscribers on one unit. The G-PoweRAM 48V is based on network-processor technology, supporting advanced multi-play service-enabling intelligence functionality.

The new MiniCAB 8V is a compact device that supports up to eight subscribers and offers service providers the versatility to deploy either a GbE or GPON uplink, along with VDSL2 in the site.

Both products can be deployed with ECI's Hi-FOCuS Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) Optical Line Terminator (OLT) to leverage existing in--building copper wiring. The GPoweRAM 48V and the MiniCAB 8V will be available in Q2 2008.http://www.ecitele.com