One month after CableLabs announced the qualification of devices for DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE), Broadcom announced the availability of its end-to-end EPON ONU and OLT chipsets and DML software. The wares, which are ready for deployment in DPoE 1.0 environments, leverage DPoE’s ability to enable access network equipment interoperability using EPON tech. The standard is aimed at giving cable operators new options for business and mobile backhaul.
Broadcom touts its EPON ONU and OLT chipsets as able to work seamlessly with its DML software, letting ops migrate networks from 1Gbps to 10Gbps speeds while preserving existing DOCSIS back-office operations.
“The DPoE specifications represent a significant achievement on the part of CableLabs, cable MSOs and industry OEMs to create an open standard that achieves full vendor and equipment interoperability,” said Greg Fischer, Broadcom’s vp/gm for Broadband Carrier Access. “This will further the growth of the cable industry by meeting the bandwidth needs of business users,”
CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown credited Broadcom as “instrumental to moving the DPoE specifications forward,” citing the company’s work on testing, reviews and other assistance. Broadcom also won the endorsement of Bright House Networks senior dir of product availability John Dickinson, who called the company Bright House’s “clear choice” for EPON deployment.