Mitsubishi develops World’s first transceiver for GE-PON and 10G-EPON

Mitsubishi Electric announced today that it has developed the world’s first dual-rate burst-mode optical transceiver that enables the coexistence of GE-PON and 10G-EPON, which is used in optical line terminals. In the current, FTTH optical access system, the 1Gbps GE-PON is being extensively utilized. But with the recent growth of internet traffic, an optical access system of 10G-EPON that can transmit data 10 times faster is expected to provide users with a more comfortable online environment, such as easier high-definition video delivery and bulk file transfers.

The transceiver will be integral to cost-effectively installing 10G-EPON systems on existing fiber plant
networks. This will enable the optical access system to provide a faster, more economic connection by using
existing optical fiber networks effectively.