R&D Overview

The R&D program is administered by the Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) and the CTO office of Pacific Broadband Research (PBR). PBN has always accommodated an in-house research and development department in Melbourne, Australia ever since the founding of the R&D program. The company is very proud of the fact that it has been able to expand its R&D operations by opening up a second R&D center located in Beijing, China.  Both facilities comprise of state-of-the-art testing and certification equipment.  
The distinguishing factor between PBN and other companies is that PBN designs, develops and manufactures its own technology in-house.  We control every aspect of the products, and each part collaborates seamlessly. 
PBN has played an active role in the development of the next generation FTTx EPON technology.  PBN is an active member of the international standard IEEE 802.3ah - EFM group who is responsible for the development of standards used in FTTx technologies; and also an active member of the RFoG standard group.

Comprehensive Technology Focus

  • Optical Broadband Technology – Transmissions of video, voice and data over optical fibers. FTTx, DWDM, EDFA and Optical TX design.
  • RF Design - RF and microwave design in CATV broadband networks.
  • Embedded Design - Embedded microcontroller and microprocessor designs for system control of broadband equipment.
  • Software Design – Element Management (EMS), Network Management (NMS) and Operation Support System(OSS) development for broadband telecommunication networks.

R&D Expertise

  • CATV and HFC product designs
  • FTTx P2P and P2MP designs
  • RFoG product designs
  • WDM and EDFA optical devices
  • Optical network system designs
  • RF broadband and DOCSIS testing
  • Ethernet and VoIP design and testing
  • EMC standards and measurements
  • Network management system software
  • Operation support system software

R&D Capabilities

  • Electronic designs, circuits and PCBs
  • Designs for manufacturing
  • Industrial designs
  • Firmware designs and embedded systems
  • Software designs and distribution architectures
  • Quality assurances and regulatory compliances
  • Comprehensive RF and PON testing capabilities
  • Environmental testing
  • OEM product developments
  • ISO 9001 and CMMI-3 process compliances