Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zhone Partners with Alloptic for RF-over-Glass (RFoG)

Zhone Technologies will expand its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) portfolio through a strategic agreement to resell Alloptic's Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) solutions. Integrating RFoG with Zhone's standards-based GPON system boosts available spectrum and enables carriers to deliver advanced digital video services without replacing existing analog video headend equipment.

"Enabling 2-way RF services is vital to network operators," said Shane Eleniak, Alloptic VP of marketing and business development. "With RFoG, interactive video and differentiated services are delivered while lowering operational costs and continuing to use existing RF assets. Alloptic is pleased to join Zhone in providing these key competitive features in an integrated GPON - RFoG solution."http://www.alloptic.com

  • Earlier this month, Motorola announced plans to resell Alloptic's Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) solutions as part of its cable passive optical network (PON) portfolio. The agreement between Motorola and Alloptic provides Motorola with exclusive rights to offer Alloptic's RFoG solutions to leading cable operators worldwide. The RFoG product line gives cable operators the ability to launch existing video, voice and data services over an all-fiber network supporting residential and commercial service applications where legacy voice and new IP-based services are needed.

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