Sunday, July 23, 2006

SingTel to Test Alcatel's GPON Solution

Singapore Telecommunications has selected Alcatel for a Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) trial in the Asia Pacific region and the first residential Metro Ethernet trial in Singapore.

In March 2006, Singapore announced plans to create a Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII), which aims to evolve to a nation-wide platform for information sharing and communication. The Next Gen NII will be capable of delivering ultra-high speeds of 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps as early as 2008, enabling triple play services.

For the Metro Ethernet aspect of the trial, Alcatel is providing its 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and 5620 Service Aware Manager.

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