FTTx/Access Network Equipment

Sterlite Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit previewed at OFC 2018

Amongst its range of integrated silicon to software capabilities, Sterlite Tech brought to the recent OFC 2018 event its new Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit for telecom operators and ISPs.

The new kit is designed to minimise installation time, taking it from weeks to hours, as well as reduce the need for skilled manpower for splicing and cable slack issues for telecom operators and ISPs.

Emtelle launches QWKconnect MDU fibre microduct system

At the FTTH Conference 2018 in Valencia, blown fibre specialist Emtelle launched a new pre-installed fibre microduct system designed to meet new indoor fire regulations.

Based on the QWKconnect pre-connectorised fibre microduct system, the new QWKconnect MDU is manufactured out of Low Fire Hazard (LFH) material, meaning it is suitable use in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).

New circuit emulation from Cisco supports speeds to OC-192

A new and highly scalable circuit emulation product is now available from Cisco that supports speeds up to OC-192. Previously, circuit emulation equipment carried speeds up to OC-12. Verizon has implemented this equipment to carry customer traffic on part of its transport network in a move to improve customer experience and increase efficiency on its Intelligent Edge Network.

Adtran launches 10G-EPON virtual remote OLTs

Optical access equipment specialist Adtran has expanded its software-defined access (SD-Access) portfolio with an environmentally sealed and compact 10G-EPON virtual remote optical line terminal (R-OLT) unit.

Aimed at cable operators looking to upgrade their networks with fibre to the home and distributed access architectures (DAA), these new elements make it possible for them to implement the latest technologies, while seamlessly integrating into their existing DOCSIS back office provisioning and operational systems.

Keymile presents MileGate 3510 high-density GPON OLT

Broadband equipment supplier Keymile has introduced MileGate 3510, a high-density GPON optical line terminal (OLT) that supports up to 12,2288 residential and business subscribers from a single platform. Taking advantage of the high scalability of the point-to-multipoint architecture of passive optical networks, the new platform is ideal for developing more cost-efficient fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and building (FTTB) network infrastructure, the company claims.

Sumitomo Electric launches T-400S handheld fusion splicer

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), part of the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group, has announced the T400S active clad alignment fusion splicer. The new splicer has been designed to provide one machine that accomplishes all FTTx splicing activities in the field.

Providing consistent and quality low loss splicing, the new instrument has a new, simplified user interface. It is compatible with SEL’s Lynx2 splice-on connecter, offering an economical choice for reliable deployments in the access network.

Teleste and Iskratel develop hybrid GPON/DOCSIS platform

Broadband and video systems specialist Teleste has worked with Iskratel to develop a proof of concept solution for the delivery of triple-play services that combines Iskratel’s GPON hardware with Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS (cable modem termination system), called the DOCSIS Access Hub (DAH).

John Guest

John Guest, inventors of the fi rst push-fi t fi tt ing for blown fi bre and cable pressurisation systems, have been delivering high-speed internet to millions of homes and offices for over three decades. Their latest innovation – the Direct Buried transparent connector - is a robust industry first fitting with 30J impact resistance. Learn more at JohnGuest.com

Calix launches AXOS Sandbox for speedier service creation

Broadband equipment developer Calix has announced AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that makes it easier for service providers to introduce new services by eliminating the need for them to set up and test physical systems in their labs.

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