Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Furukawa announces Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) enabled EPON ONU

Furukawa has developed a EPON ONU with a GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) form-factor based on Teknovus’ TK3713 ONU chip. I believe that this is an important development for the EPON as it facilitates the expansion of the traditional Ethernet communications equipment manufacturers into the EPON market, and thus leverages one of the biggest advantages of the EPON -- the ubiquity of Ethernet. This should help penetrate the EPON technology in Fiber-to-the-Business (FTTB) because of easy integration of the local LAN with the EPON.

Any comments on potential customers of Furukawa?

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