What are the features of the GE-PON system?
Our next-generation GE-PON-supporting optical line terminal (OLT) “FSU7100” accommodates more than five times as many subscribers as our previous product, thanks to its high-density mounting capability. It is expected to support traffic demand that will grow in the future due to the increase in video distribution and the advent of super-high-definition content.
Furthermore, FSU7100 is highly compatible not only with network facilities of telephone carriers but also with those of cable operators; it was awarded DPoE 1.0 qualification by CableLabs, a US-based organization for cable television technical standardization. Sumitomo Electric is the only Japanese company that has been awarded this qualification. We have already started the shipment of GE-PON-supporting products to US cable operators and this year plan to develop products supporting the 10G-EPON standard, which allows a transmission rate of 10 Gbps, ten times as fast as the GE-PON (1G-EPON) standard.
This product is the culmination of the Sumitomo Electric Group’s technologies from optical devices to systems and was well-received at an exhibition targeting the cable television industry held in October 2013 in the U.S., where we demonstrated this product.
* Now that the 10 Gbps standard has appeared, the term GE-PON is going out of use and the terms 10G-EPON and 1G-EPON tend to be used by standardization organizations for 10 Gbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet Passive Optical Network, respectively.