Monday, September 10, 2007

Wave7 to Provide Optical Gear for SEQUANTIC Project in Paris

Wave7 Optics will supply its Trident7 Optical Access Platform for a new municipal network called SEQUANTIC outside of Paris. This new point-to-multipoint network is a project initiated by the SIPPEREC public consortium, which represents the electricity and telecommunications interests of approximately 1.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 86 municipalities around Paris.

SEQUANTIC aims to provide very high speed external and internal connectivity to all buildings in more than 147 business areas, which together comprise more than 6,500 enterprises. It will be the first public based Fiber-to-the-User (FTTU) open-access network dedicated to business areas in the Paris region.

ID-RESO, the company created to manage the SEQUANTIC network, will deploy a Trident7 OLT solution configured for the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EPON standard.

Wave 7 said its Trident7 FTTP platform can deliver standards-based EPON and GPON technologies simultaneously from one chassis, thereby allowing service providers greater flexibility.

A typical SEQUANTIC business service package will provide symmetric and guaranteed data services of up to 1 Gbps via the Trident7 platform.

SPIE Communications will provide delivery, implementation, support and maintenance services for the Trident7 solution.