Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Verizon Awards FTTP Contract to Motorola

Verizon awarded Motorola a five-year contract to supply equipment for its FTTP networks. Motorola will provide Verizon with advanced electronic equipment that will be installed in Verizon central offices, as well as at customer locations, as the company deploys FTTP. This equipment includes high-density, multi-protocol Optical Line Terminals (Motorola AXS2200 OLT), intelligent Optical Network Terminals (Motorola residential and business ONTs) and video-optimized Optical Amplifiers (Motorola EDFAs).

Financial terms were not disclosed.

In a separate multi-year contract announced in October 2004, Verizon selected Motorola to help build the video network infrastructure portion of FTTP, providing head-end technology, digital set- tops and integration services.


  • In February 2004, AFC signed a definitive agreement to provide its FiberDirect solution for Verizon's FTTP initiative. Under the terms of the agreement -- which extends through 2008 -- AFC's FiberDirect solution will provide Verizon with the central office and premises electronics, or "active" elements. In November 2004, Tellabs closed its $1.5 billion acquisition of AFC.

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