Aethra® Telecommunications and Lantiq introduce the first Reverse Powered Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdP) solution at Broadband World Forum 2012
ANCONA, Italy and MUNICH and NEUBIBERG, Germany, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Scalable and easy-to-manage single user installation, helping carriers to provide
superfast fiber broadband access to their customers.
Aethra(R) Telecommunications, a global leader in the telecommunications market and
Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today
announced the first commercially available reverse powered Fiber to the Distribution Point
(FTTdp) solution, which uses standard fiber and copper wire broadband technologies to
deliver aggregated data rates up to 250 Mbps over up to 200m twisted-pair copper line
The new Aethra(R) Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System, which enables service
providers to deploy CapEx efficient solutions today that achieve data rates exceeding the
performance offered by Cable providers, will be introduced and demoed at Broadband World
Forum (BBWF), October 16-18 in Amsterdam (Lantiq Booth C4).
Based on Lantiq’s ultra-low power FALC(TM)-ON GPON and VINAX(TM)V3 VDSL2 chipsets,
Aethra(R) Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System benefits from patent-pending reverse
power feeding circuitry. The system sets a new performance benchmark for next generation
copper access supporting triple play broadband services including multiple HD TV channels
Balanced Fiber and Copper Investment for Advanced Broadband Service
Aethra(R) 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:
- Vertical cabling - Unlike FTTH, fiber is cabled up to the basement, and broadband access is given to the customers using standard VDSL2 over the existing copper. This means superfast access, no construction works and guaranteed installation and deployment lead times for carriers.
- Power feeding - Unlike FTTB, every single line is independent and "reverse" powered from the enduser's homes using the copper cabling itself, thanks to the Aethra(R) Telecommunications innovative hardware design. This means carriers can handle every single new installation in a scalable way, not depending on electric utilities and still being compliant to standards and regulations.
Luca Messina, Innovation & Strategy Director of Aethra(R) Telecommunications: “Service
providers need the widest possible range of options to satisfy end user demands while
meeting operational business goals. FTTdP is the Holy Grail that solves some of major
constraints that have up to now limited the widespread deployment of fiber, especially in
Western Europe: costs for vertical cabling in existing buildings, uncertainty in
installation times, powering. This collaboration with Lantiq is the beginning of a new
product line that will help providers to offer ultrabroadband services to their entire
Martin Schenk, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Lantiq’s Access Networks
Business Unit : “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.”
Aethra(R) Telecommunications HGV1+ Access System is now available for demos and will
be ready for field trials starting from January 2013.
About Aethra(R) Telecommunications
Aethra(R) Telecommunications is a global leader in the telecommunications market.
Aethra(R) Telecommunications develops, manufactures and markets advanced and high
performance network access devices and carrier solutions, including VDSL2/ADSL2+ router
and VoIP gateways and SHDSL EFM and ATM Access Devices.
For more info: http://www.aethra.com – http://www.bit.ly/FTTdP
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks
and the digital home. The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing
analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a
fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home
networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at:
SOURCE Aethra Telecommunications