Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), the Japanese cable broadband and multi-channel video provider, has selected CommScope’s XE4202 10G-EPON Remote OLT fibre node module to deliver 10 Gbps broadband to customers in Japan’s Kansai region.
The move is driven by an increased demand for fast, data-heavy use workloads like video, J:COM said. The company plans to use this first large-scale commercial deployment of 10G EPON with Remote OLT as a model to expand 10 Gbps broadband services in Japan.
“J:COM is offering the ‘J:COM NET Hikari 10G Course /Hikari 5G Course /Hikari 1G Course’ ultra-high speed data service to (the) Kansai area to meet the growing needs in high-speed, large capacity communication due to video consumption and the growth of IoT in home devices,” said Shigenari Saito, Managing Corporate Officer and GM of Technology Unit, J:COM.
“Working with our trusted partner CommScope on delivering a high performance and high quality network, we aspire to continue to provide valued services that would resonate with our customers.”
The 10G EPON with Remote OLT module allows J:COM to leverage its existing hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network and fibre nodes to offer 10G Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) connectivity.
Ten-Gbps symmetrical speeds available through EPON – 10 Gbps speeds supported for both transmitting and receiving data – are enabled using CommScope’s NC4000 Optical Node and the CH3000 Headend Optics Platform.
The ability to support 10G EPON along with fibre upgrades allows J:COM to take immediate advantage of broadband spectrum expansions, virtualised and distributed-access architectures, and to reduce capital and operating expenditures. The remote OLT system will also enable the use of centralised network management that can be located in the data centre.
“This milestone deployment highlights the strength of our partnership with J:COM as well as our focus on Japan as a priority growth market,” said Morgan Kurk, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Segment Leader,Broadband Networks at CommScope.
“J:COM’s ‘network of the future’ showcases our portfolio’s versatility in facilitating the migration to FTTH, providing more network capacity and reliability for end users. Together, we’re delivering the fastest speeds and the most advanced broadband services for millions of consumers across Japan.”
*FTTH refers to fibre to the home, and IoT to the Internet of Things.