Semiconductor solutions company Broadcom Corporation has announced a highly integrated gigabit passive optical network (GPON) Home Gateway Unit (HGU) to fuel a rapid transition to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and higher bandwidth services in China.

"The Chinese market continues to grow and is poised to be a leading GPON region worldwide," said Li Changchun, Fiberhome R&D General Manager, Service & CPE Business Unit.

"With E8C-optimised technology, Broadcom's industry proven and highly integrated solutions deliver the performance, price and power requirements demanded by the market."

As Chinese citizens migrate to urban areas, Broadcom's technology accelerates cost-effective GPON deployment for system vendors and carriers. The new BCM68571 GPON home gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) extends Broadcom's family of BCM685xx GPON products for China and features field-proven, carrier-grade residential gateway software and support for China Telecom's E8C specification.

"Broadcom's BCM68571/68531 turnkey solution supports our need to develop and deploy quickly, which is especially critical as China's demand for GPON technology continues to increase," said CL Chang, MitraStar Technology Corporation President.

"With interoperability at the heart of Broadcom's integrated solutions, we are seamlessly meeting customer demands and building the foundation for higher bandwidth services such as IPTV, HDTV and streaming video."

"Broadcom's commitment to optimised solutions for the China market gives carriers and system vendors the means to accelerate the transition to FTTH with power, performance and interfaces ideal for E8C-based deployments," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access.

"Further integration of field-proven software ensures the fastest path to a new class of service bringing IPTV, gaming, home automation and more to China's broad customer base."

The BCM68571 is currently shipping and will be demonstrated at Broadcom's Booth at 2013 CES International.