Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

Cable Broadband’s Future Lies in Deep Fiber, WOW! is First Up

As the cable industry rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure, cable companies should have no trouble offering gigabit broadband – at least for a while. But as take rates climb and as the cable companies get set to support multigigabit speeds, they are looking...Learn More

Calix Access Platform Adds NG-PON2 Support

ORLANDO, FL – June 13, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that North America’s most widely deployed access system has been AXOS enabled with the addition of NG-PON2 and XGS-PON support. This game-changing enhancement allows...Learn More

Calix Unveils 10G EPON Solution Targeting Cable Operators

PETALUMA, Calif., June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, is leveraging the AXOS platform to innovate at a rapid pace unseen before in the access industry. Today, Calix announced the addition of 10G EPON to...Learn More

Central Office Consolidation Could Get Boost from Calix Broadband Equipment

Central office consolidation should get a little easier as the result of technology advances made by Calix, said Shane Eleniak, vice president of product line leadership for the company, at the 2016 Calix User Group Conference in Las Vegas this week. Eleniak made his remarks...Learn More

Cable MSO Bright House Selects Alcatel-Lucent for EPON

Paris, October 16, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is introducing a new ultra-broadband optical fiber access solution for cable multiple-system operators (MSOs). The Ethernet Passive Optical Networking or EPON, solution can be integrated into existing cable access networks to deliver greater capacity...Learn More

IEEE Aims to Reduce EPON Cost with New 802.3 Amendment

The IEEE on September 19 announced approval of its 802.3bk “Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for Extended Ethernet Passive Optical Networks” (EPON), which is designed to reduce cost of ownership for network operators by enabling higher density and longer range...Learn More

CableLabs Launches EPON Equipment Certification Program

CableLabs, looking to speed up market introduction of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) equipment, has launched an equipment certification program for its DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) project. “Having devices qualified by CableLabs promises to encourage widespread deployment of this new technology and lower costs...Learn More

IEEE Puts Spotlight on EPON over Coax as FTTH Alternative

A group of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) researchers is investigating a new standard for the Physical Layer (PHY) for operating the Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) protocol over coaxial distribution networks. The newly formed EPON Protocol over Coax (EPoC) Study Group is...Learn More

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