Optical Access Leader Terawave Communications Alleviates `Bandwidth Bottleneck' by Uniting Fiber And DSL.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2001
New Passive Optical Networking (PON (Passive Optical Network) An optical point-to-multipoint access network. There are no optical repeaters or other active devices in a PON, hence the name "passive. ) Equipment Model TW-150 RT
Provides Cost-effective Solution to Expand Broadband
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary Service Deeper Into the Access Network
As demand for Internet bandwidth continues to soar, millions of American households and small businesses that want high-speed Internet access technology continue to go without service. That's the price they pay for being located beyond the geographical distance limitations of Digital Subscriber Line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (DSL) service.
The introduction of new Passive Optical Networking (PON) gear from Terawave Communications, a leading provider of optical access networking equipment, promises to provide relief for this "Bandwidth Bottleneck."
The new equipment model, the TW-150 RT, a hardened Optical Network Unit (ONU ONU Organisation des Nations Unies (French: United Nations)
ONU Organização das Nações Unidas (Portuguese: United Nations)
ONU Organizacion de Naciones Unidas (Spanish: United Nations) ), gives telecom service providers the ability to locate DSL Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs) closer to the subscribers' premises by using fiber optic cabling as a flexible, broadband "extension cord." This combination of fiber and DSL allows service providers to quickly deploy higher bandwidth to more users.
"Up to this point we've focused on direct fiber connections to small and medium sized businesses and multiple dwelling units. The TW-150 RT is the perfect vehicle to complement high-speed Internet access technologies such as DSL," said Donald Stalter, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for Terawave. Because the TW-150 RT is hardened to withstand temperatures ranging from -40(Degree) to 75(Degree) Celsius, it is perfect for the harsh conditions of outside plants.
Significantly, the TW-150 RT was developed using the networking standards and protocols established by the FSAN (Full Service Access Network) An optical access network that provides high-speed (broadband) transmission directly to or closer to the customer. The FSAN initiative was formed in 1995 by a consortium of major telecom companies worldwide in order to promote the (Full Service Access Network) consortium. FSAN is a forum for the world's leading telecommunications services providers and equipment suppliers to work towards a common goal of a truly broadband access network.
About Passive Optical Networking (PON)
"PON is a `disruptive' communications technology," notes Terawave President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. Joseph Lias Li´as
n. 1. (Geol.) The lowest of the three divisions of the Jurassic period; a name given in England and Europe to a series of marine limestones underlying the Oölite. See the Chart of Geology. . "With PON, fiber deployment becomes extremely flexible, cost-effective and scalable. By deploying PON, carriers can use fiber to expand the capabilities of other high-speed access applications -- such as fixed wireless or DSL -- or they can extend fiber all the way to the building. Used either way, PON will help bring high-speed internet access to millions who are trapped by the Bandwidth Bottleneck," added Lias.
About Terawave Communications, Inc.
Founded in December 1998, Terawave Communications develops optical access solutions utilizing Passive Optical Network (PON) technology designed to enable service providers to cost-effectively deliver optical services. Terawave has created world-class competency in application specific integrated circuit (ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. ), optical system and component design, IP, TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. and ATM technologies, SDH/SONET, as well as network management systems. For further information, visit the company web site at www.terawave.com.
Note to Editors: Terawave Communications and TeraPON are trademarks of Terawave Communications, Inc.