ZTE to produce Marvell-powered EPON products for broadband in China


Marvell announced that ZTE will mass-produce a variety of
Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) products for China using Marvell’s
AVANTA family of processors.


The agreement comes just one year after entering into a
strategic cooperation relationship between the two companies around
fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) solutions-and follows successful field trials with China


AVANTA’s Universal Passive Optical Network (UPON)
technology is the world’s only single-chip solution that supports all three
fiber media protocols, including EPON, Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
and Active Ethernet.


Reflecting years of research and development, AVANTA is
also first to market with a 1.6GHz CPU, Energy Efficient Ethernet, 1588v2 and
line rate IPv4/IPv6/NAT. The chipset also offers green dynamic power management
and IEEE 802.3az support; SATA 2.0 personal cloud support for video caching and
NAS; and full IPv6 support with integrated PP for networking.


“ZTE chose AVANTA on the basis of a legitimate and
reasonable principle that we always follow, which is to pursue the best
benefits for our company using strict tender bid procedure. AVANTA, with its
high-gigahertz CPU and numerous integrated hardware interfaces, helps us create
and deliver compelling services on an accelerated timeline,” said Zhu
Yongxing, vice general manager of ZTE Fixed Network Product Lines.


“We also chose Marvell’s solution because its SoC
architecture is optimized for building common platform for both EPON and GPON.
In all, AVANTA is a technology-rich and power-efficient solution that
provides a high level of flexibility for modern broadband designs,”
Yongxing added.


Moreover, at 15 percent year over year, China is one of
the fastest-growing FTTX markets in the world. By 2012, the Chinese FTTX
subscriber base is expected to top 50 million. ZTE now has the chance to
further increase its market share as it rolls out significantly more capable
single family units (SFUs) and home gateway units (HGUs) with various forms of
Marvell-powered PON technology.


“Our cooperation with ZTE validates the entire
AVANTA product line and demonstrates the tremendous market opportunity in FTTX
technologies,” said Paul Valentine, vice president of marketing for the
Enterprise Business Unit at Marvell.


“It also illustrates the extent of Marvell’s market
penetration for bringing an ultra-fast, immersive broadband experience to the
home and beyond,” Valentine added.


Marvell recently announced the launch
of the Marvell PXA1801 single-chip LTE world modem. The PXA1801 single-chip LTE
world modem combines Marvell’s communications and silicon expertise to enable
the design of a wide array of high-performance, low-power Internet-connected
devices including: smartphones, tablets, laptops, automotive, set-top-boxes and


The PXA1801 combines 3GPP R9 Cat 4 FDD-LTE (Frequency
Division Duplexing Long Term Evolution) and TDD-LTE (Time Division Duplexing
Long Term Evolution) with R8 DC-HSPA+ (Dual Carrier Evolved High-Speed Packet
Access) for both WB-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) and TD-SCDMA
(Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) standards and EDGE
(Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) delivering the highest data rate
available in any given geography.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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