Optical Access Networking Simplified with Collaborative Efforts from Foxconn Interconnect Technology and iPhotonix

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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RICHARDSON, TX: Optical access arena will see the advent of newer technologies as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) announces its plan to collaborate and launch joint solutions with iPhotonix. FIT is a fully owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, manufacturer of consumer electronics while iPhotonix has been transforming the arena of optical access, network functions virtualization, and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technologies. The underlying aim of this partnership is to focus on interoperability, standardization of optical access networks, manufacturing and design expertise to synthesize new and better carrier-class solutions.

"As often requested by our customers in the USA and Europe, we are now in a position to offer a complete set of optical access solutions. This is a strategic move that will strengthen our position as a leading supplier for carriers," stated Mr. Yan Margulis, Vice President of Sales, FIT.

The partnership will make use of FIT’s prowess in executing manufacturing capabilities and scalability of iPhotonix's software, which is at the forefront of access technologies. This opens up new markets and expands the geographical presence for both the companies as they plan to cooperate on a wide array of areas. Furthermore, the joint solutions shall comprise of a large portfolio of FTTP devices (both active and passive) applicable for enterprise and residential environments, which would be marketed to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) globally. CSPs will be thus receiving enhanced capacity, cost-competitiveness, rich industry expertise and knowledge, along with a multitude of value added services.

Amir Elbaz, CEO, iPhotonix remarked, "We are very excited to deepen our relationship with FIT and enhance our combined offerings by using our complete portfolio of carrier grade FTTP products, and leading-edge enterprise NFV solutions."