Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ovum: China's Smart Grid Opportunity for PON

 The deployment of smart grids by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is potentially a US$1.5–$2 billion opportunity to FTTx PON component and equipment vendors, according to global analyst firm Ovum.

 “We believe that the ultimate goal of a fiber-based smart grid is to support advanced communications services. Building a fiber-based smart grid communications network creates a very large market opportunity for PON vendors,” stated Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst of Components at Ovum.

Ovum notes that several PON communications equipment vendors have developed products that meet smart grid requirements along with triple-play communications services.

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