Source Photonics invests in next-gen FTTx technologies

Created February 21, 2017
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Source Photonics has expanded investments in its 10G PON OLT and ONU product lines to support the upcoming fixed access network upgrade cycle from EPON and GPON to 10GEPON and XG(S)PON. The investment is at all levels of manufacturing, including laser chips and advanced optical modules.

The company, which initially entered the FTTx transceiver market supporting BPON in the early 2000s, said it will increase investments by five times those of 2016 to support the rapid growth of volumes it expects during the 10G migration. The company is concurrently investing in key technologies necessary to support future 25G and 100G migrations.

Leveraging its vertically integrated business model and lean manufacturing facilities, the company’s investments include capacity to support EML laser diode and optical sub-assembly volumes projected by customers and policy regulators.

Doug Wright, CEO of Source Photonics commented, “Over the past two years, we ramped our 100G product line to world-class levels of performance. We are excited to expand this operating infrastructure as we support early deployments of next generation FTTx networks.”

He added that its 10GEPON OLT modules manufactured on the expanded lines are in production and currently available for order. XGPON and XGSPON OLT modules expected to release later this year will leverage the same manufacturing assets.

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