SUNNYVALE, USA: PMC-Sierra Inc. announced that its fiber access ONU SoCs are now deployed in more than twenty million EPON, GPON and 10G-EPON Optical Network Units (ONUs). This significant industry milestone demonstrates that fiber to the home and business (FTTx) is the technology of choice for delivering ultra-broadband services. FTTx deployment has outpaced DSL broadband access in many Asia Pacific countries, including Japan, Korea and China. In other regions worldwide, such as Russia, the Middle East, Mexico, Brazil, and the rest of Asia, EPON and GPON penetration continues to grow, according to Ovum.
“FTTx will continue to be the growth story in broadband, with strong shipments as the major market leaders, such as China, continue to move to fiber infrastructure,” said Julie Kunstler, principal analyst, Communications Components, Ovum. “Chip vendors, like PMC, that continue to innovate with integrated and advanced features, along with support for 10G, will continue to see success as FTTx broadens its expansion into low-cost markets, including Eastern Europe and South/Central America.”
“This important industry milestone demonstrates that fiber access is the carriers’ broadband technology of choice to deliver the advanced services demanded by their subscribers,” said Ofer Bar-Or, VP and GM of PMC’s Fiber to the Home Division. “With the largest install base worldwide, PMC has the advantage of leveraging our extensive technology and product base to provide interoperable end-to-end solutions in all fiber access markets.”