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Reverse Powered Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point Solution From Aethra and Lantiq

October 12, 2012

Reverse Powered Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point Solution From Aethra and Lantiq

By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

Aethra Telecommunications, a company specializing in network access devices and carrier solutions, together with Lantiq (News - Alert), a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, announced the first commercially availability of reverse powered Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) solution - HGV1+ Access System.

Service providers need the widest possible range of options to satisfy end user demands while meeting operational business goals. FTTdP solves some of major constraints that have up to now limited the widespread deployment of fiber.

In a statement, Luca Messina, Innovation & Strategy director of Aethra Telecommunications, mentioned this collaboration with Lantiq as the beginning of a new product line that will help providers offer ultrabroadband services to their entire customer base.

The new FTTdp solution is noted to use standard fiber and copper wire broadband technologies to deliver aggregated data rates up to 250 Mbps over up to 200m twisted-pair copper line lengths. It enables service providers to deploy CapEx efficient solutions that achieve data rates exceeding the performance offered by cable providers.

Based on Lantiq's ultra-low power FALC-ON (News - Alert) GPON and VINAXV3 VDSL2 chipsets, Aethra Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System sets a new performance benchmark for next generation copper access supporting triple play broadband services including multiple HD TV channels over IP.

"Lantiq's broadband portfolio is ideally suited for FTTdp solutions enabling service providers to offer high-speed communication services to all of their subscribers. We are very pleased with our successful collaboration with Aethra to develop the first commercially available, fully reverse-powered FTTdp system that defines a new benchmark for copper-based broadband access services," Martin Schenk, senior vice president and general manager of Lantiq's Access Networks Business Unit said in a statement.

Aethra Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System solves the problems related to the deployment of superfast fiber broadband, taking care of the key issues related to the FTTB and FTTH technologies.

Aethra Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System is made available for demos and will be ready for field trials starting from January 2013.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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