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Xelerated and Accton to Provide Unified Fiber Access

May 04, 2010

Xelerated and Accton to Provide Unified Fiber Access

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Looking to provide products for the unified fiber access market, Xelerated and Accton Technology (News - Alert) Corporation have announced a strategic partnership. The products include point-to-point Ethernet, PON and Mobile Backhaul, the companies have stated in a press release.

The unified fiber access solutions utilize fiber to the home/basement/curb to unleash the full bandwidth potential in next generation broadband systems. Based on Carrier Ethernet standards, these new access systems promise to boost bandwidth and reduce cost. With this, vendors can streamline R&D and keep margins at healthy levels.

The upcoming Interop (News - Alert) show in Las Vegas will feature a Gigabit Ethernet fiber access switch, developed jointly by Xelerated and Accton. The product is designed to serve the quickly emerging next-generation fiber access market with up to gigabit per second customer connection speeds. With the customizable design of the new product, customers can have in-service adaptation to future standards and continued innovation by software upgrades.

"Our joint product with Accton underscores the viability of a unified approach to next-generation fiber access. Broadband access equipment vendors can customize the solution to integrate with their existing access portfolio and capture a first-mover advantage for the gigabit access market," said Thomas Axelsson, CEO at Xelerated. "Accton is a leading original design manufacturer, and one we are thrilled to partner with"

The new product provides features such as port and service density with 44 GE point-to-point access ports and four 10GE uplink ports in one rack unit space. Supporting point-to-point Ethernet, PON and mobile backhaul applications, the data plane is based on Xelerated's unified fiber access software.

In April 2009, the company announced that the telecommunications equipment provider, ADVA Optical Networking (News - Alert), has implemented the company's X11 network processor unit, or "NPU," into the ADVA's FSP 3000 Wavelength Division Multiplexing, or "WDM," system, thereby helping ADVA to expand its carrier Ethernet services into fiber access and aggregation networks. Xelerated says that its X11 is a high function NPU. In general, a network processing unit is an integrated circuit.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire
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