Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Boosts GPON card Switching Capacity to 250 Gbps

Alcatel-Lucent enhanced its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber to the User (ISAM FTTU) GPON platform with a new 250 Gbps switching capacity per network termination (NT) module and support for load sharing between the two NTs in a single shelf. The enhancements help guarantee the platform's non-blocking, future-proof characteristics for the deployment of IPTV, video-on-demand and other broadband services. Both can be added to the Alcatel-Lucent GPON shelves that are currently being shipped.

Alcatel-Lucent also enhanced the platform's uplink capacity to handle two 10 Gbps and two 1 Gbps uplinks per NT.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it is engaged in over 80 FTTx projects around the world, over 60 of which are with GPON.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com