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Broadcom unveils 10G EPON cable residential gateway

Semiconductor company Broadcom has released a DOCSIS-compatible 10G Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) residential gateway reference design.

Broadcom's new design allows cable multiple system operators (MSOs) to provide multi-gigabit speeds for home subscribers' high-speed video and Internet services via a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The new integrated platform enables MSOs to quickly provide multi-gigabit speeds to their subscribers without expensive upgrades.

Calix adds NG-PON2 support to E-Series portfolio

Calix has announced new cards for its E-Series portfolio that introduce both increased systems capacity and ITU/FSAN standards-based NG-PON2 support with both fixed and tunable wavelengths.

NG-PON2, which is based on time- and wavelength-division multiplexed (TWDM) PON, offers up to four wavelengths at 10Gb/s each – four times as much capacity as present 10G-PON systems.

Calix leverages G.fast to bring gigabit experience to MDUs

Broadband equipment developer Calix has announced a trio of new products that will use standards-based G.fast technology to bring a gigabit experience to subscribers located in multi-dwelling unit (MDU), mixed use buildings and other high-density dwellings. These new products are the E3-16F sealed distribution point unit (SDPU) node, the 870F MDU services delivery node, and the 844F GigaCenter.

Adtran touts flexible optics for better NG-PON2 economics

Adtran has unveiled its plans to add NG-PON2 capabilities to its broadband product portfolio. The upcoming product release will use the latest 10G per wavelength symmetric ITU/FSAN standard-based technology on a single, common architecture that supports both residential and business applications.

Icotera partners with CSide for smart home gateways

Icotera, a Danish-based developer of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) CPE gateways, has partnered with CSide to enable customers in the telecommunications and utility industries to offer advanced smart home applications to their subscribers.

Through this strategic partnership, Icotera opens up the opportunity for its customers to take a step towards a world with more sustainable and efficient homes by integrating advanced smart grid and smart home technologies with the installed base of broadband infrastructure.

Huawei unveils outdoor WDM system for CPRI transport

Huawei has released what it claims is the world's first fully outdoor wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system to support common public radio interface (CPRI) services in mobile fronthaul networks. The product will help to drive down the costs of LTE/LTE-A network deployment, operations and maintenance, the company claims.

Alcatel-Lucent optimises FX-12 platform for cable MSOs

Alcatel-Lucent is expanding its portfolio of broadband access products with a new platform that will help cable multiple system operators (MSOs) in North America extend the reach of their 10-gigabit-speed fibre-optic services to more businesses and consumers.

The FX-12 platform – which will join the 7360 ISAM FX product family – will provide high-capacity access capabilities for large-scale deployments of ultra-broadband services for residences and businesses.

Calix E5 family achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

Calix reports that it has completed Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification testing for its E5-306, E5-308, and E5-520 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs). The E5 ESANs were certified compliant with MEF CE 2.0 specifications when used at the user network interface (UNI) and/or external network-network interface (ENNI) of the Ethernet service, at both 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s speeds.

Iskratel launches Innbox V60U hybrid home gateway

Iskratel has officially launched its second-generation family of universal home gateways, which now feature GPON connectivity.  The Innbox V60U is a hybrid customer premises equipment (CPE) device that supports most access network technologies, including GPON, FTTH, ADSL2, VDSL2 and Ethernet.


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