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July 6, 2009  12:03 PM

Ericsson’s GPON competition with Alcatel-Lucent



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, GPON, RF over glass

Ericsson, which has hardly a household word in wireline infrastructure, may be gaining traction in GPON deployment in China, and we’re hearing that the company is also looking stronger in Europe. GPON deployment on a larger scale is an interesting shift because it permits delivery of broadcast...

October 15, 2008  2:20 PM

Metro and access drive ’09 deployment focus



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FTTH, GPON, Metro Area Networks

It is becoming increasingly clear that 2009 will see the most action in the metro and access space. Worldwide, operators are looking very hard at FMC and femtocells, and we believe that there will be some deployments even in the US by 2H09. There are also a number of competitive initiatives from...


July 14, 2008  2:55 PM

NSN moves on to next-generation optical access



Posted by: Tom Nolle
GPON, Optical

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced it will not continue to invest in GPON, focusing instead on DSL and next-gen optical access (NGOA). The decision, we believe, is attributable to a number of factors, including the truth that PON in any form is not universally feasible (where demand...


March 13, 2008  3:04 PM

AT&T bids out GPON-based FTTH



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, GPON

AT&T is working through its bidding process for GPON-based FTTH for new developments, a move that takes the company further down the path Verizon has already taken. It is not known how much of the Verizon architecture AT&T will mimic, and in particular if it will use the same linear RF...


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