Companies Join Vitesse Sponsored FTTX Technology Ecosystem
BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opulan Technologies, Hisense Broadband and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets:VTSS) today announced their live demonstration of a 10G EPON system at P&T/Wireless & Networks China 2009 (Booth # E1051), the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exhibition in Asia. The demo includes devices from each of these technology suppliers:
“Working with recognized industry leaders like Hisense and Vitesse has allowed Opulan to rapidly deploy its 10G EPON MAC solutions into the marketplace,” said Dr. Zheng Liu, president and CEO, Opulan Technologies. “Through successful participation in multiple vendor, chip-level interoperability tests, we have proven that Opulan can provide a very competitive solution into the rapidly expanding 10G EPON marketplace worldwide.”
The market readiness of the Opulan-based 10G EPON solution, complemented by technology from component vendors Hisense and Vitesse, was cemented when Opulan was one of only four participants to successfully undergo chip-level interoperability testing organized by China Telecom. Indeed, this platform as been deployed in field trials for several provinces in China by all three major carriers including as China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. As such, the architecture is in a solid position from which to compete with 10G GPON solutions on the horizon.
“Hisense, after thoroughly evaluating the market potential, committed our technical resources to the 10G EPON module-space enabling us to quickly become a global leader,” said Dr. David Li, chief scientist and CTO, Hisense Broadband. “This strong position will allow us to participate in the continuing system field trials along with the upcoming volume deployments.”
Joining FTTX Technology Ecosystem
Opulan and Hisense have also joined the Vitesse founded FTTX (Fiber-to-the-Home, Building or Premise) Technology Ecosystem. The FTTX Ecosystem is a forum for companies across the entire Passive Optical Network (PON) hardware spectrum to work together to accelerate the deployment of next-generation 10G PON FTTX platforms.
The work of this group is important to the adoption of FTTX technology. The industry is experiencing rapid deployment of Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GEPON) in the APAC market which, according to Infonetics Research, is expected to exceed 30 million nodes in the next few years. Equipment vendors are looking for next-generation PON systems designed to meet ever-expanding bandwidth demands. The IEEE802.3av 10G EPON standard, ratified this month, provides an excellent basis on which to begin system interoperability testing along with first-generation field trials. To learn more about the FTTX Technology Ecosystem and its members visit: www.vitesse.com/fttx.
“As 10G PON deployments move from carrier-hosted lab interops into actual field trials, Vitesse is confident that the addition of Opulan and Hisense to the FTTX Technology Ecosystem will greatly strengthen the Ecosystem’s contribution to the marketplace,” said Gary Paules, product marketing manager, Vitesse. “We look forward to working closely with our FTTX Ecosystem members to help make widespread 10G PON deployments a reality in the near future.”
Opulan is a China-based fabless semiconductor design firm that develops and markets system-oriented high-performance and cost-effective ASSP/ASIC products targeted for the communications OEMs. The company provides a wide range of broadband access solutions from its flagship xMux family for the MSAN, IP-DSALM, and MDU markets, to its 1G and 10G EPON products, along with its carrier-grade Ethernet-over-Coax (EOC) chipset. More information is available at www.opulan.com.
Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies (HBMT) is a leading provider of digital home solutions and a global technology leader in the design, development, fabrication and sales of cutting edge optical components for the telecommunications and data communications industries. HBMT is creating the industry’s most innovative product portfolio including a wide range of active and passive devices that feature highest performance and meet safety standards in compliance with the most stringent quality requirements and applicable MSA agreements. Additional company and product information is available at hbmt.hisense.com.
Vitesse designs, develops and markets a diverse portfolio of high-performance, cost-competitive semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Engineering excellence and dedicated customer service distinguish Vitesse as an industry leader in Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Ethernet-over-SONET, Fibre Channel, Serial Attached SCSI, Optical Transport, and other applications. Vitesse innovation empowers customers to deliver superior products for Enterprise, Access, Metro, and Core applications. Additional company and product information is available at www.vitesse.com.
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