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China’s smart grids a big opportunity for PON tech

Smart grids pose a big opportunity

Smart grids based on passive optical networking (PON) technologies are set to provide a $1.5-2bn opportunity for fibre and FTTx component and infrastructure vendors targeting China, according to statistics released Wednesday.

PON ONT/ONU and VDSL2 shipments up strongly

Verizon is bringing 300Mbps downloads speeds to US homes with fibre-to-the-premises

A report from UK analyst firm Ovum has found that preliminary results for the FTTx, DSL and CMTS markets in the second quarter of this year show a mix of growth and declines as multiple transitions in fixed access technologies and products continued.

How viable is wavelength unbundling on FTTH networks?

Belgium's fourth 3G licence has been granted to a consortium

I have been looking into the Open Lambda Initiative (OLI), NGPON 2 technologies and the fascinating framework that the OLI is creating which would allow multiple operators to each deploy their own active equipment on a PON tree architecture and use different wavelengths on the fibre. This offers a solution to a problem with today’s EPON/GPON FTTH systems: only one company can deploy its own OLTs, limiting flexibility and room for differentiation amongst the other players.

World FTTX Market

Published by ZTE

ZTE has the advantage to provide both EPON and GPON technologies. Really involved in
the evolution of PON technology, ZTE push the development of PON standards and mainly
on interoperability issue. The company also participated in the development of the next
generation PON technologies – 10GEPON – and has launched the first prototype last
October 2008. 10GEPON will be used to provide greater bandwidth to the final used but will be more and more used combined with VDSL2 in a FTTB architecture.

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