* Fujitsu intros GPON platform
Fujitsu Network Communications has expanded its fiber-to-the-premises portfolio with the FLASHWAVE 6100 Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) platform.
The platform consists of optical line terminals, and a series of optical network terminals.
The company said the new system supports dual- and quad-port GPON cards, and provides broadband services to up to 10,240 homes and businesses per standard rack. On the side of speed, the system provides 2.488 Gbps downstream and 1.244 Gbps upstream, allowing for residential speeds of up to 75 Mbps, the company said.
* Corning cabinets secure RDUP acceptance
Corning Cable Systems has been granted Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP) acceptance for its OptiTect Advantage and Premier Local Convergence Point (LCP) cabinets. In addition to the OptiTect Cabinet family, the RDUP has approved Corning Cable Systems' OptiSheath Classic and Advantage Terminals and Closures, OptiDrop Pedestals, and SST-Drop, SOLO and ALTOS Cable families.
* Vonage names SVP for customer care
Vonage America has appointed Bryan DiGiorgio as senior vice president of its customer care operation. DiGiorgio joins Vonage from OnStar, where he served as general director of service delivery operations, and developed the company's strategic plans for global service delivery operations in the U.S. and Canada.
* Conexant announces executive appointments
Conexant Systems announced Lewis Brewster, executive vice president and COO, is now also general manager of the company's Broadband Media Processing business.
That operation provides solutions for set-top boxes, digital TVs, and video processing applications in the PC and other consumer electronics devices. Brewster replaces Jeff Crosby, who announced his intention to leave the company.
Conexant also announced Sailesh Chittipeddi, formerly of Agere Systems, Lucent, and AT&T Microelectronics, will join the company as senior vice president of Global Operations.