Broadcom Announces GPON Home Gateway SoC Solution

Accelerates Fiber-to-the-Home Deployments in China

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — 2013 International CES --

News Highlights

  • Supports China Telecom's E8C specification, required for all GPON deployments in China
  • Features Broadcom's integrated and proven carrier-grade software for turnkey FTTH solution
  • Interoperates with Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) for seamless carrier and system vendor migration

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a highly integrated gigabit passive optical network (GPON) Home Gateway Unit (HGU) to fuel a rapid transition to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and higher bandwidth services in China.  Learn how Broadcom innovation is enabling the Connected Life at home, at work, and on-the-go at Broadcom@CES.

"The Chinese market continues to grow and is poised to be a leading GPON region worldwide," said Mr. Li Changchun, Fiberhome R&D General Manager, Service & CPE Business Unit.  "With E8C-optimized technology, Broadcom's industry proven and highly integrated solutions deliver the performance, price and power requirements demanded by the market."

As Chinese citizens migrate to urban areas, Broadcom's technology accelerates cost-effective GPON deployment for system vendors and carriers. The new BCM68571 GPON home gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) extends Broadcom's family of BCM685xx GPON products for China and features field-proven, carrier-grade residential gateway software and support for China Telecom's E8C specification. 

"Broadcom's BCM68571/68531 turnkey solution supports our need to develop and deploy quickly, which is especially critical as China's demand for GPON technology continues to increase," said Mr. CL Chang, MitraStar Technology Corporation President. "With interoperability at the heart of Broadcom's integrated solutions, we are seamlessly meeting customer demands and building the foundation for higher bandwidth services such as IPTV, HDTV and streaming video."

Key Features:

  • Broadcom's solution features line rate packet processing, a quad port FE switch, PCI Express, USB 2.0 and SIM card controller.
  • Pin compatibility with the Broadcom BCM68570 GPON processor protects software and hardware investments of system vendors and carriers, and further allows rapid deployment in other emerging global markets.

Market Drivers:

  • Total GPON ports in China are expected to grow from 11.2 million in CY12 to 20 million in CY16.*
  • China Telecom is committed to transitioning FTTx deployments to GPON, spending $715 million on GPON equipment in 2011 alone.1
  • China is emerging as a dominant region for FTTH deployments, fueled by 300 million Chinese citizens anticipated to migrate to urban areas over the next 15 years.1

"Broadcom's commitment to optimized solutions for the China market gives carriers and system vendors the means to accelerate the transition to FTTH with power, performance and interfaces ideal for E8C-based deployments," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access.   "Further integration of field-proven software ensures the fastest path to a new class of service – bringing IPTV, gaming, home automation and more to China's broad customer base."

The BCM68571 is currently shipping and will be demonstrated at Broadcom's Booth at 2013 CES International.

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About Broadcom
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1 Infonetics August 2012



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