Sunday, May 24, 2009

ZTE Unveils First Symmetrical 10G EPON Prototype

Shenzhen-based ZTE Corporation unveiled a prototype symmetrical 10G EPON platform. Both upstream and downstream access rates reach 10Gbps, making it more efficient that the asymmetric 10G EPON previously shown. The IEEE 802.3av 10G EPON standard is expected to be formally published in September of this year.

ZTE has now developed a symmetrical 10G EPON board with a symmetrical 10 GEPON port that complies with the IEEE 802.3av standard. This port can support 1G EPON ONU, asymmetrical 10G EPON ONU, and symmetrical 10G EPONONU on the same ODN, providing the ideal solution for operators to smoothly evolve from EPON to 10G EPON. ZTE has also launched a symmetrical 10G EPON ONU product.

ZTE expects that 10G EPON will enter into large-scale commercial deployment within one to two years.