ATandT recognizes Firecomms participation in POF studies
May 13, 2010
Firecomms says AT&T has acknowledged its participation in a successful proof-of-concept study of plastic optical fiber (POF) as a connectivity option for AT&T’s Uverse IPTV service.
At the latest OFC Conference & Exposition, staff members of AT&T Network Operations presented results of a 2009 POF proof-of concept study held in California’s bay area. Due to the onsite evaluations and favourable comments from both U-verse premise technicians and their supervisors, says Firecomms, AT&T Network Operations will continue to pursue investigations of OptoLock-based POF home networks as a viable option for the connectivity of Uverse services.
A larger proof-of-concept study by AT&T, which includes a 350-unit MDU and potentially 50 single-family homes, is pending. Like the first study, this project will include POF switches, passive wall plates and media converters, as well as integrated set top boxesâ€•all powered by Firecomms OptoLock technology.
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