Sumitomo Electric Awarded CableLabs DPoE v1.0 EPON Qualification

  Sumitomo Electric Awarded CableLabs DPoE v1.0 EPON Qualification

Business Wire

TOKYO -- June 24, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (TOKYO:5802)(ISIN:JP3407400005) today
announced that CableLabs^® awarded DOCSIS^® Provisioning of EPON (DPoE™ 1.0)
qualification to its DPoE System (FSU7100) optical line terminal and DPoE
optical network unit (FTE6083) products on May 30, 2013.

Sumitomo Electric's DPoE System enables cable operators to merge the
capabilities of DOCSIS management and EPON's increased bandwidth into one
system. The DPoE System allows for the management and provisioning of optical
network units (ONUs) in the field via existing DOCSIS OSS platforms with
little to no change to those systems. The FSU7100 Series optical line terminal
(OLT) and FTE6000 Series ONUs are MEF 9 and 14 certified products that provide
operators with the ability to offer both MEF compliant commercial services and
residential high speed data services on the same platform. With its Layer 2,
Layer 3, and DPoE capabilities, the FSU7100 DPoE System provides a
significantly more cost effective and less operationally complex way to deploy
high speed fiber based services when compared to existing Ethernet or
CWDM/DWDM Ethernet architectures.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.(, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, serves as the North American
headquarters for the DPoE System (FSU7100) OLT and DPoE ONU (FTE6083)

"We are extremely pleased to receive CableLabs' DPoE qualification for both
our DPoE System and ONU products. Supporting the DPoE specifications is a
strategic part of our North American product roadmap and achieving DPoE
qualification is a key milestone for Sumitomo Electric," comments Richard
Rommes, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Network Product
Division at Sumitomo Electric Lightwave.
"We look forward to working with our customers and CableLabs on the continued
evolution, adoption, and deployment of the DPoE standard."

As a contributing DPoE specification member, Sumitomo Electric is committed to
supporting CableLabs' specification activity and continued development of its
DPoE-capable products. With millions of GE-PON lines deployed worldwide,
Sumitomo Electric has the depth and breadth of experience to provide reliable
DPoE Systems for our North American and global customers.

  *CableLabs, DOCSIS, and DPoE are trademarks or registered trademarks of
    Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
  *Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corporation.
  *FutureFLEX is a trademark or registered trademark of Sumitomo Electric
    Lightwave Corp.


Technical Contact
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
Christopher Griffith, 678-576-3378
Director, Technical Marketing
Editorial Contact
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
Alexandra Manning, 919-541-8383
Marketing & Communications Manager
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