Sunday, January 18, 2009

Teknovus Pursues 10 Gbps EPON

Teknovus presented a paper on "10G EPON -- The Next Step in FTTx Deployments" as part of FOE's (Fiber Optics Expo) Technical Conference on Next Generation PON. Teknovus is also demonstrating its 10G EPON solutions during the exhibition. The demonstration features triple-rate EPON MACs with support for 10Gbps, 2.5Gbps and 1.25Gbps downstream data rates as well as 1.25Gbps and 10Gbps upstream data rates, enabling carriers to reduce costs by supporting coexistence of 1.25G, 2.5G and 10G ONUs on a single fiber plant.

"Japan is the leader in fiber access with the earliest and largest number of EPON deployments, as well as the first to adopt 2.5G Turbo-EPONTM," according to Ryoji Takaichi, Teknovus Corporate VP and General Manager for Japan. "In addition, Japanese cellular and WiMAX service providers are deploying Teknovus' EPON chips for backhaul applications, providing substantial operating cost reductions and increased bandwidth for improved user experience. Japan is also a leader in the testing of 10G EPON, which will accelerate FTTx multi-dwelling unit deployments and converged enterprise services. We expect to see field-trials of our 10G EPON before year-end 2009."

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