Occam Networks official press release announced that Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) has selected their latest Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and GPON FTTP options to deliver IPTV to its deepest rural and highest density service areas. Farmers Telephone company is already using Occam’s Multiservice access platform BLC 6000 to build its internet broadband network.
Ericsson is launching SPT 2700, an energy-lean, cost-efficient new optical packet transport product that will enable operators to more effectively address the growing demand for consumer and business broadband services. SPT 2700 will support operators as they transform their transport networks for new bandwidth-hungry services like high-definition IPTV and fixed-mobile network convergence.
Telecom operators worldwide are deploying ROADM products in their networks because ROADM has been known to be better in terms of CapEx and OPEX savings than the legacy optical add/drop multiplexer (OADM) with fixed wavelength allocation. Once OADM is rolled out in the field, it is very difficult to change the network configuration or traffic patterns because the legacy OADM comprises fixed filters for demultiplexing and add/dropping. In most cases, therefore, the reconfiguration of an OADM network requires the time and efforts of experienced technicians.