Alca-Lu re-assures active Ethernet minority

According to Alcatel-Lucent, about 85% of the world's fiber-to-the-home deployments by 2011 will use passive optical network technology, while the remaining 15% will use point-to-point active Ethernet. But, at the FTTH Council Europe conference this week, Alcatel-Lucent has actively been touting active Ethernet technology as an alternative to PON architectures for FTTH deployments. Though the French vendor is often seen pushing GPON worldwide, it wanted to remind this event's telco attendees--particulary the smaller ones likely more interested in active Ethernet, that it offers both flavors.

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