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ATandT recognizes Firecomms participation in POF studies


May 13, 2010
By Anthony Capkun
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 boxes―all powered by Firecomms OptoLock technology.
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