|Ericsson's Near Million Port DSLAM Quarter|
|Wednesday, 04 May 2011 15:04|
Ericsson reports a "Strong quarter for DSL as a result of VDSL2 upgrade and network modernization programs. In central offices, voice is migrating from Class 5 to softswitches while adding broadband via multi-service access nodes (MSANs), using a common IP uplink for both voice and mobile broadband traffic." That's up 85% over last year. Nearly all of the 885K ports shipped went to Europe, where several big carriers are running VDSL from field nodes.
They are also finding some success with GPON in China. China Telecom and China Unicom, formerly EPON shops, are doing significant quantities of GPON. China Mobile/Tietong, until now a very small factor in landlines, is beginning major GPON investments. Ericsson told me 18 months ago they could bring GPON prices into striking range of EPON, which has been selling in million quantities for under $100/home. The orders are now coming in, with most of the >10K ports of GPON going to Asia.
I hope the other companies making market share claims follow Ericsson's example and supply actual numbers rather than vague claims. http://bit.ly/kwyrTM
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:15|