Monday, December 13, 2004

Danish Utility Selects Nortel for Triple Play Network

EnergiMidt, a Danish utility company, selected Nortel to provide a turnkey solution for delivering Triple Play residential services over a new PON network. EnergiMidt Broadband plans to deliver the services to all of its 162,000 customers. Nortel is also providing EnergiMidt with a carrier-grade optical transport network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The network will use Nortel's Broadband Access Services Gateway (BASG) product line, Nortel's optical Ethernet portfolio and a host of leading video and in-home networking partners -- all brought together, tested and approved by Nortel to form a triple-play solution. The technologies behind Nortel's BASG portfolio are supplied by ECI Telecom.

EnergiMidt will be adopting a phased rollout of its service to its current energy customers, aiming for approximately 2000 subscribers by the end of 2005. As part of the deployment strategy, EnergiMidt will connect each of the homes passed by their FTTH deployment, thus greatly reducing the time to turn up service for new customers.

EnergiMidt also plans to offer enterprise services, including VPNs.

  • In February 2004, Nortel Networks announced a strategic relationship to resell ECI Telecom's access and aggregation platforms for central office DSLAM, Optical Line Termination (OLT), and remote terminal applications.

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