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September 09, 2008
BroadLight and DASAN to Power GPON Network for Hanaro Telecom
By Niladri Sekhar Nath, TMCnet Contributor
DASAN Networks, a supplier to the key service providers in Korea, has selected BroadLight’s end-to-end (E2E) GPON technology in their FTTH products for deployment at Hanaro Telecom (News - Alert) scheduled for later this year. BroadLight’s E2E semiconductor and software solutions for OLT and ONU have enabled DASAN to successfully complete a very quick design cycle for its GPON products which have already passed Hanaro’s initial testing.
“Korea is one of the leading broadband communities in the world and Hanaro’s selection of GPON is a testament to GPON’s readiness for mass deployment,” said Didi Ivancovsky, founder and vice president of marketing for BroadLight. “We expect GPON to ultimately become the dominant FTTH global access technology because its speed and performance meets the business demands now and for the long term of leading service providers worldwide.”
BroadLight delivers end-to-end (E2E) solutions (from the customer premises to the central office) for equipment vendors designing ITU-T compliant passive optical network (PON) systems. The company’s integrated product line features standards-based communication semiconductors and software solutions that enable its customers to deliver GPON equipment to carriers and services providers worldwide.
DASAN Networks has opted for BroadLight because they are able to enable DASAN’s business with a comprehensive E2E GPON solution powering both ends of the line. This has enabled DASAN to quickly deliver a high-performance and cost effective GPON solution in time for the Hanaro testing
The BL3458 is a 4-port GPON OLT controller consuming an amazingly low 4-Watts in a 35x35mm package. The BL3458 includes 4 ITU-T G.984 compliant MACs, an embedded processor for device provisioning and controlling; a Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA) engine; burst-mode CDR and SERDES; seamless connectivity to the leading Ethernet switches and Network Processors for TR-101-based service provisioning; and proven interoperability and performance.
PONMaker software simplifies OLT development and speeds time to market by enabling the BL3458 to operate autonomously implementing the field proven and ITU-T interoperable G.984 PON stack over all GPON links.
BroadLight also offers the BL3458 development system. It is a 1 RU chassis-based system that is comprised of two ATCA AMC GPON OLT 4-port modules with standard Small Form factor Pluggable (SFP) GPON OLT transceivers. Up to 8 GPON links can be serviced through the development system’s two 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink interfaces.
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Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Niladri’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart