Source Photonics expands investments in next generation FTTx product technologies

Optical components and modules provider Source Photonics has expanded investments in its market leading 10G PON OLT and ONU product lines to support the upcoming fixed access network upgrade cycle from EPON and GPON to 10GEPON and XG(S)PON, the company said.

The investment at all levels of manufacturing, including laser chips and advanced optical modules, will enable Source Photonics´ continuing leadership as the highest volume vertically integrated provider in the market.

Several industry participants have publicly announced an exit from the FTTx transceiver market due to eroding margins and declining competitiveness. Source Photonics, who initially entered the market supporting BPON in the early 2000´s, will increase investments by five times prior year to support the rapid growth of volumes expected during the 10G migration. The company is concurrently investing in key technologies necessary to support future 25G and 100G migrations.

Leveraging its vertically integrated business model and state-of-the-art LEAN manufacturing facilities, the company´s investments include capacity to support EML laser diode and optical sub-assembly volumes projected by customers and policy regulators.

10GEPON OLT modules manufactured on the expanded lines are in production and currently available for order. XGPON and XGSPON OLT modules expected to release later this year will leverage the same manufacturing assets.

Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in datacenters, metro, and access networks.