AMSTERDAM – March 27, 2012 – GreenTouch™, the global consortium dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, today will announce and demonstrate a new technology that will dramatically reduce energy consumption in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, as well as other applications. The breakthrough Bit-Interleaved Passive Optical Network (Bi-PON) technology is the second major milestone reached by the consortium. When deployed, it will enable a power reduction of 30 times over current technologies while improving performance and reducing cost.
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