Friday, September 16, 2011

BroadLight to develop and promote XGPON technology in Korea

SANTA CLARA, USA: BroadLight, the leading supplier of fiber access processors, announced its collaboration partnership with Korea’s National Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, ETRI.

This collaborative partnership entails both companies’ efforts to ensure a fully standardized XGPON (ITU-T G.987) initial deployment in Korea. BroadLight and ETRI are using their existing XGPON OLT and ONT technology for end to end interoperability testing. The test plan is based on efforts by FSAN to launch the first worldwide XGPON interoperability event. BroadLight plays an instrumental role in preparing this test plan as part of its active role with FSAN.

“BroadLight’s collaboration with ETRI is an important initiative towards promoting XGPON technology in the Korean market,” said Youngsun Kim, VP Honam Research Center of ETRI. ”Collaborating with BroadLight, we can ensure XGPON’s first commercial trial will be successful.“

“Aside from this being a great opportunity for BroadLight to contribute its knowhow in end to end PON solutions, it will provide us with further insight into the existing challenges for market requirements in relation to BroadLight’s own product development,” said Didi Ivancovsky, founder and VP Carriers Strategy at BroadLight.

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