Tellabs Ships One Millionth Optical Network Terminal

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 25 /- Tellabs marked a significant milestone in delivering high bandwidth video and data services to consumers by shipping its one millionth optical network terminal (ONT). The Tellabs® 1600 Optical Network Terminal Series is the industry's most comprehensive ONT portfolio. It is a leading solution for the delivery of high-quality bundled voice, video and data services over Fiber to the Premises (FTTP).

"PON technology is widely used by most major service providers that are pushing fiber deeper into their networks," said Ken Twist, vice president of broadband research and technology consulting at Ovum. "These optical networks help service providers efficiently meet consumers' demand for bandwidth now and provide a strong foundation for service providers to deliver new services in the future."

Tellabs is the leader in North American fiber access, according to third-party analysts. The company's ONTs are among the first to be certified by the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA). MoCA reduces FTTP costs by eliminating the need for new inside wiring. Tellabs is evolving its ONT product line to include Gigabit PON (GPON) technology. The newest ONTs, now in customer evaluations, include the Tellabs® 1600-712 Single Family Unit GPON ONT, and the Tellabs® 1600-721 and 1600-726 Multiple Dwelling Unit GPON ONTs. These ONTs are a vital component of the Tellabs® DynamicHome(SM) Solution, delivering 2.4 Gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and 1.2 Gbps upstream.

"Consumers want more advanced personalized services such as HDTV, VoIP and on-demand programming," said Carl DeWilde, executive vice president of broadband products at Tellabs. "Our customers are meeting those demands with higher bandwidth solutions such as Tellabs' newest GPON ONTs. With our help, they are building networks that enable a richer multimedia experience today and well into the future."

About Tellabs

Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market and the S&P 500.

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