Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hitachi EPON/DePON Fiber Acces Gains USDA Acceptance

Hitachi's Salira DePON product family has been accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for use on projects funded by the Rural Telecom Infrastructure and by the Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs.

USDA RUS listing allows broadband service providers serving communities of up to 20,000 population to install Hitachi's Salira DePON solution using funding obtained under the RUS programs.

  • In May 2010, Hitachi introduced 10GEPON and 10G DePON Optical Network Units and Line cards for its Salira product line. The new offerings, which are aimed at North American cable operators, support business access over fiber infrastructure. Hitachi said it expects 10G-DePON will become the primary technology for cable operators building new high bandwidth access networks because of the combination of high bandwidth, lower cost of PON, and service control that retains an MSO's existing DOCSIS management systems.