Sunday, October 7, 2007

Neuf Cegetel Selects Alcatel-Lucent's GPON

Neuf Cegetel has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a Gigabit Passive Optical Networking solution (GPON) for its residential services.

Alcatel-Lucent will also be responsible for project management, installation, and maintenance services and will provide its 7342 ISAM FTTU (Fiber to the User) solution, including its new optical network terminal (ONT) in the home. First deployment began this past summer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In June 2007, Cisco announced a contract to supply Neuf Cegetel with the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, including the new Cisco 7603 Router as the access and aggregation platform, at its POPS and COs to take advantage of the coverage of the residential network and significantly enhance its enterprise market coverage and service portfolio. Neuf Cegetel is also deploying Cisco's flagship CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to strengthen its core network. The Cisco CRS-1s are equipped with 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface modules to provide the transport across the IP/MPLS core network and the DSL aggregation layer. Ethernet VPN connectivity for large businesses and service provider customers is supported on an IP/MPLS-enabled core architecture based on the Cisco IOS MPLS virtual private LAN service (VPLS) technology.

    As of June 2007, Neuf Cegetel's residential network comprised approximately 200 points of presence (POPs) connected to around 1,200 central offices (COs) throughout France. The company currently serves 4 million residential customers, out of which 2.3 million are broadband customers, and connects 148,000 business clients' sites.

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