Enablence Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ENA

Enablence Technologies Inc.

June 30, 2008 13:18 ET

Taiwan Optical Platform Group (TOP), Central Taiwan's Largest MSO, Selects Enablence Technologies for FTTx Deployment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Enablence Technologies (TSX VENTURE:ENA), ("Enablence" or the "Corporation") a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) equipment for residential and business services, today announced the installation of its proprietary Trident7™ Universal Access Platform for the fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) networks within the Taiwan Optical Platform Group (TOP) service areas in central Taiwan.

TOP's service areas cover more than 600,000 homes passed in the major cities of central Taiwan. The company's first deployment of a FTTx network will employ Enablence Technologies' Trident7 IEEE 802.3 GE-PON (EFM PON) standard Compact OLT (COLT) platform to offer triple-play services for residential and business customers in apartment and office buildings. The targeted service area will be more than 300 buildings with 20-60 subscribers in each building.

The Trident7 COLT platform fits perfectly with TOP's FTTx deployment model due to the unique ONT ("Optical Network Terminal") Port Extension capability, which provides for cost-effective modular expansion of in-building network. After a field trial amongst multiple system vendors, the Trident7 was selected for its system performance, network stability, and superior technical support.

"We are thrilled to be working with TOP through our system-integration partner in Taiwan, Hiway Broadband Co., Ltd. in Taiwan. This project illustrates how the Trident7 platform is gaining traction not only in the U.S., but also internationally," said Arvind Chhatbar, CEO of Enablence. In this deployment TOP will roll-out Enablence's ONTs with its own PLC transceiver units. "This is a key milestone for Enablence as we integrate our components into its FTTx Network Division Products," added Chhatbar.

The Trident7 platform is the only optical access platform on the market capable of supporting IEEE 802.3 GE-PON (EFM PON), ITU G.984 GPON, and IEEE 802.3 Point-to-Point networks from a common platform. Trident7 products began shipping to customers in the second half of 2006, and the platform is already deployed by over 50 customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

About Enablence Technologies Inc.

Enablence Technologies Inc., Enablence Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE:ENA) a publicly traded company, designs, manufactures and sells optical components, subsystems and systems to a global customer base. With corporate headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the company has two divisions, the FTTx Network Division and the Optical Components & Subsystems Division, which provide products for access, metro and the long haul optical communications applications. The company's component products rely on proprietary planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology to integrate multiple components into a single optical chip to address the global rollout of Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

The FTTx Network division is an industry leader in optical broadband access systems, with an expanding Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) product portfolio featuring a variety of architectural options, based on IP and Ethernet standards, for triple-play voice, video and data services. The company's Trident7™ Universal Access Platform is rapidly gaining market share around the world with service providers in the PTT ("Public Telephone & Telegraph"), IOC ("Independent Operating Carrier"), CLEC ("Competitive Local Exchange Carier"), MSO ("Multiple System Operator"), municipal, utility and real estate development categories.

About Taiwan Optical Platform Group

TOP, formerly named Taiwan Infrastructure Network Provider (TINP), the largest MSO in central Taiwan, comprises of five Cable TV operators with service area covering the three main areas Taichung, Nantou, and Yunlin cities and counties in the central Taiwan.

TOP's existing main business items include Internet broadband access service, online gaming, E-learning, and co-location services. Emerging services are being launched that include VoIP service, wireless broadband service, DVB and VoD, community E-commerce, remote security monitoring, and triple-play residential services. TOP has its own multi-gigabit fiber backbone network for robust service connection, network restoration, and increasing bandwidth requirements.

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Contact Information

  • Enablence Technologies Inc.
    Arvind Chhatbar
    Chief Executive Officer
    613-270-7859
    www.enablence.com