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One Million ONTs and Counting

1 million ONT timeline Motorola fiber networks optical terminal

Here I was just talking about ONTs, and today Motorola has news out announcing that the company has shipped its one millionth optical network terminal. That’s a lot of fiber deployments. Check out the ONT timeline above. (Click to enlarge) Motorola shipped its first ONT to Comcast back in 2001. Now Motorola has ONTs deployed all over the world – from the US, to China, Europe, and the Middle East.Motorola hybrid ONT

Meanwhile, regarding my earlier speculation on ONT convergence, I had forgotten that Motorola actually showed a prototype device at the FTTH Council show last month combining a traditional ONT with a home router and wireless access point. Is this the future of GPON CPE?

4 Responses

  1. […] needed to determine where and how to focus efforts on increasing broadband adoption. Expand fiber deployments? Push 4G networks out faster to unserved areas? The FCC even has an interesting idea to use […]

  2. […] statement on greenfield broadband in the US. If this round of funding (or Motorola’s recent ONT-shipment milestone) is any indication, fiber is a hands-down […]

  3. […] Motorola. The company has been heavily invested in the area for years, and has deployed everything from ONTs, to set-tops, to VOD services. The new agreement under SARFT is just the latest milestone for […]

  4. […] for its fiber rollout in North and South Carolina. Although Motorola’s GPON deployments are stacking up, there’s a twist to this one that’s worth mentioning. In addition to standard voice, […]

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