"We are committed to driving leading edge technologies to meet carrier's unique requirements, including in Japan and Korea," said Irvind Ghai, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. "With these new GigaDSL product offerings, we are able to meet carriers' broadband goals, complementing fiber deployment in time for major events, such as the 2018 Winter Games in Korea and the 2020 Summer Games in Japan."
Several leading manufacturers are already building or preparing to build products based on the QCO5700 and QCM5720, including Sumitomo Electronic, NEC and Wave Electronics.
"We are going to make every possible effort to replace our 1G-EPON FTTH products with 10G-EPON products in the FTTH market in Japan. The transition from VDSL to G.Fast (FDD) 'GigaDSL' is an important segment to realize this '10G upgrade' for Telco carriers in order to complement the fiber deployment in MDU in Japan, and we are working closely with them and Qualcomm Technologies to deliver the solutions needed to make this a seamless transition," said Hiroaki Nishimoto, general manager, broad networks division, Sumitomo Electric. "Sumitomo brings to bear our history of infrastructure expertise to make 10 Gigabit access technologies a reality."
"GigaDSL addresses the unique requirements of Japanese carriers with key capabilities including multi operator environment and interoperability with deployed VDSL CPEs," said Kazunori Sakai, general manager, network solutions division of NEC Magnus Communications, Ltd. "Incorporating these newest products into our technology solutions is a testament to our industry leadership in Japan as well as our continued relationship with Qualcomm Technologies."
"Through our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, we can provide our customers with a seamless broadband connection that can meet the demands of increasingly crowded networks," said Soon-Hwan Lee, chief executive officer, Wave Electronics. "With the new GigaDSL products, users do not need to worry about interoperability during the transition to Gigabit access technologies."
Sampling for Qualcomm Technologies' GigaDSL chipsets is expected to be available June 2016, both for Fiber to the Building (FTTB) infrastructure and CPE.
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