Tuesday, February 8, 2005

ADVA and SAGEM Supply Optical Backbone for neuf

Neuf Telecom has deployed equipment from ADVA Optical Networking to underpin its large-scale roll-out of DSL services across France.

Neuf Telecom selected global optical solutions supplier SAGEM to help backhaul the growing residential and business traffic and expand the capacity of their backbone network. SAGEM installed ADVA's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 along with its own Ionos Network Management System for operation, control, and provisioning. Under the terms of the frame contract signed with Neuf Telecom in late 2003, SAGEM has deployed more than 220 of ADVA's FSP 2000 systems for city-to-city and central office--to-central office links ranging from 30 to 140 kilometers in distance.

  • neuf telecom's has reached a major milestone in delivering broadband services throughout France with the deployment of a network connecting 3,000 cities in 18 months. neuf telecom is using Cisco equipment for the extension and expansion of its network to support local loop unbundling and to facilitate triple-play over ADSL to residential customers. Cisco's 7600 Series routers, Catalyst 3000 Series switches and Cisco IOS network infrastructure software are used to provide the QoS-enabled multi-service network, supporting intelligent video distribution using dynamic multicast.

  • In November 2004, the company launched neuf TV, a digital-quality TV over DSL service offering over 70 channels. The company will shortly be launching ADSL2+ services. As of the end of 2004, neuf telecom a total of 700,000 ADSL users from its retail and wholesale operations. neuf telecom reported sales in 2003 of EUR 992 million. For the first half of 2004, neuf telecom increased its sales to EUR 564 million, up 24% compared to the same period in 2003, EBITDA was up 33% to EUR 60 million and earnings of EUR 15 million.

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