KDDI Japan launches 10G symmetrical Internet service

DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI) has announced that Japanese tier 1 telecommunications operator KDDI has begun to offer a commercialized 10G symmetrical Internet service in Japan utilizing DASAN Zhone Solutions (DZS) equipment, the company said.

The DZS solution deployed at KDDI is symmetric 10G-EPON (10/10Gbps Ethernet Passive Optical Network), standardized in IEEE 802.3. 10G-EPON is one of two major types of 10G PON-based solutions DZS offers that are used in high-speed wired Internet networks.

DZS anticipates continued strong growth in Japan over the next three years as Japanese telecom operators are expected to invest heavily in telecommunication system upgrades ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 2020.

KDDI is a major telecommunications company in Japan, providing wired and wireless communication services in that country, and is an industry provider of building next generation networks utilizing advanced technology.

DZS is supplying its products through system integrator and domestic sales agent Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS). KCCS is a KDDI affiliate that develops and manages business solutions through a broad portfolio of engineering and management consulting services.

DASAN Zhone Solutions is a global provider of network access solutions for service provider and enterprise networks. The company provides a wide array of reliable, cost-effective networking technologies–including broadband access, Ethernet switching, Passive Optical LAN, and software-defined networks–to a diverse customer base that includes more than 1,000 of the world´s most innovative network operators. DASAN Zhone Solutions is headquartered in Oakland, California, with operations in more than 50 countries worldwide.