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October 19, 2009

Alloptic Intros 802.3av Compliant 10G EPON Solution

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Alloptic, a company specializing in development of RF over glass and passive optical networking solutions for telecom, CATV and private network operators worldwide, has reportedly released 802.3av compliant 10G EPON solution to the market.
The new 10G-EPON technology is backed by Alloptic’s (News - Alert) edge10 optical line terminal and is 802.3av-compliant. This new solution offers support for both 1G and 10G PONs on a single OLT.
Service providers who have already deployed IEEE (News - Alert) standard 802.3ah-compliant 1 Gbps EPON systems can easily introduce 10G-based services without replacing existing 1G-EPON customer equipment. This helps in minimizing the operational impact of upgrading a large, in-service FTTH network, says the company.
Shane Eleniak, executive vice president of marketing and business development at Alloptic said that a 10G virtual PON allows network operators to deploy a single 10G PON’s bandwidth across multiple 1G PONs, lowering costs while provide 10G services whenever and wherever needed.
He said that Alloptic continues to lead the industry in density, performance, and service capabilities that allow the Providers to extend multi-GigE services to their larger commercial subscribers on the same PON infrastructure as their lower speed voice, data, and video services for both residential and small business customers.
The 10G EPON solution supports a wide range of services, including IPTV (News - Alert), VoIP and cellular backhaul and are currently available for trial allowing future-proof network migrations.
Jeff Heynen, directing analyst broadband and video at Infonetics Research (News - Alert) commented, “Building on its DOCSIS-enabled edge10 OLT, Alloptic’s 10G EPON and 10G PON virtualization introduces a robust solution for MSOs.”
Livermore, Calif.-based Alloptic has customers in 22 countries spanning six continents. The company 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.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison