Riverstone Networks and Amedia Networks are pairing technologies to create an integrated “active” fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) platform for broadband service providers and local governments.
The agreement teams Riverstone’s Ethernet routers for the metro core network and Amedia’s Ethernet Switched Optical Network (ESON) gateway technology for the customer premise. The Riverstone-Amedia combo will be “active,” meaning that the components on the networks are powered. Passive optical networks, or PONs, largely do not require powered network elements.
Riverstone is marketing the platform through its Ethernet Edge Alliance program.
Amedia launched its active FTTP platform. The startup entered the fiber sector through a technology licensing deal with Lucent Bell Labs.