Sunday, June 28, 2009

Taiwan's Chunghwa Tests Teknovus & ZyXEL for 10G-EPON

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has selected Teknovus and ZyXEL's 10G-EPON solution for testing by CHT's Lab. CHT began FTTx deployments in 2007 based on Teknovus' EPON chips, and is the first carrier worldwide to complete a formal evaluation and selection process for the next generation in PON solutions -- 10G-EPON.

CHT currently supports more than 1.1 million FTTx subscribers, representing 28% of all broadband subscribers. The carrier has plans to reach 3.5 million FTTx subscribers by 2011. CHT continues to add subscribers to its IPTV service "Multimedia-on-Demand," with almost 700,000 subscribers at the end of April 2009.

CHT began evaluation of next-generation FTTx options in early 2009. Key selection criteria included 1G/2.5G/10G coexistence, advanced traffic management, guaranteed end-to-end QoS (Quality of Service) for all subscriber types (single-family units, MDUs, small businesses, large enterprises), and low power consumption. Teknovus and ZyXEL's 10G-EPON solution met all of CHT's requirements and will be delivered in July, 2009.