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INTX 2015: Alcatel-Lucent Brings 10-Gig to MSOs

Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its portfolio of broadband access products with the FX-12, a fiber-based platform for cable operators that can deliver up to 10 Gbps.

The FX-12, now part the vendor’s 7360 ISAM FX product family, targets high-capacity, large-scale broadband deployments for residential and business-class services, the company said.

FX-12 is a 19 inch-wide high-capacity shelf with 12 line card slots that’s optimized for EPON (both 10G and 1G) in cable networks, and supports DOCSIS provisioning of EPON. DPoE is a CableLabs interop spec that enables MSOs to extend their DOCSIS-style provisioning and other backoffice systems to EPON-based networks.

 “Alcatel-Lucent sees a growing opportunity to address the needs of cable MSOs as they move to embrace fiber-based ultra-broadband access, IP and cloud networking technologies,  Federico Guillén, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access Business Line, said in a statement.