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June 18, 2008

Alloptic Provides High Bandwidth Delivery for Multi-dwelling Unit Customers

By Arun Satapathy, TMCnet Contributor

Alloptic (News - Alert), a developer of RF over glass (RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) solutions for CATV, telecom, and private network operators worldwide, today announced that it will provide high bandwidth services via a new class of ONTs to the existing multi-dwelling unit (MDU) customers.
The new services known as Alloptic Xgen7500 ONT, provides 24 ports of industry standards-compliant VDSL2+ that each deliver POTS plus up to 100Mbps of DSL services from an Ikanos (News - Alert) chipset for optimum interoperability.
“The challenge with serving MDU and MTU customers is the abundance of twisted pair (CAT3) copper in the last 100 to 1000 feet,” said Shane Eleniak, vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Alloptic. “Traditionally, PON vendors required CAT-5 drops from the distribution closet to the customer. The reality is that in urban environments, that is typically not practical and often just not possible.”
Eleniak went on: “With our Xgen7500 ONTs Alloptic is now enabling network operators to offer customers FTTH-like services without the expense of replacing the copper drops or in-building wiring. Since the ONT is environmentally hardened, it’s also suited for the outdoor applications found with fiber-to-the-curb installations.”
Alloptic works in the development and deployment of RFoG and PON technology. The company also offers products for fiber access networks.
Alloptic develops and delivers optical access solutions that enable CATV, telecom, and private network operators to offer converged, communications, entertainment, security, and automation services for both businesses and residential customers. The company was established in the year 1999. The company’s innovation includes passive optical network (PON) patents worldwide that have fundamentally advanced the capabilities and performance of passive optical-based networks.
Alloptic has it’s headquarter in Livermore; CA (News - Alert). The company has customers in 20 countries spread over six continents. Alloptic provides these customers different benefits that include state-of-the-art products with attributes that drive revenue through improved bandwidth utilization and support for next-generation service offerings, and that minimize capital and operating expenditures and deployment schedules through seamless migration into the existing network and back-office infrastructure.
Arun Satapathy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arun’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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