Alcatel-Lucent launched a range of fixed access micro-nodes that combine fiber and VDSL2 vectoring to bring ultra-broadband fixed access to more users, more quickly.
The small, customizable, fiber-fed micro-nodes can be deployed on telephone poles, in manholes, in buildings, and any other “fiber-to-the-distribution point” (FTTdp) location, covering 192, 48, 16, or even a single subscriber. The units offer a choice of powering options (remote or reverse), uplinks (GPON or GE), mounting, and service ports. The range includes:
- 7367 ISAM SX-48V with 48 VDSL2 vectoring ports
- 7367 ISAM SX-16V with 16 VDSL2 vectoring ports
- 7368 ISAM ONT G-010V with 1 VDSL2 port
- 7363 ISAM MX-6: a compact modular system (with 6 mini linecards) supporting up to 192 VDSL2 vectoring ports. In addition, xDSL, POTS, and P2P fiber are also supported.
Alcatel Lucent also recently unveiled an EPON fiber solution, as well as a new Motive ServiceView solution that provides visibility across the entire network – including a view of micro-nodes and EPON fiber. It also looks across network services and all customer connected devices.