Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zhone's MSAP Selected by Egypt's Orascom for FTTx GPON

Orascom Development (OD) has selected Zhone as its end-to-end FTTx GPON equipment provider for the town of El Gouna, Red Sea. The rollout features Zhone's integrated FTTx GPON system with RF video overlay, including Zhone's MXK intelligent terabit access concentrator, zNID Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), RF equipment and the Zhone Management Systems (ZMS). Financial terms were not disclosed.

OD's installation in El Gouna will provide FTTH GPON based telephone extensions with AVAYA SIP functionality, high-speed data and video over a single fiber to each MDU/villa. This network design was achieved using Zhone's carrier-class MXK uplink and link redundancy LACP into its HP 10 GigE core switch.

Starting out as a simple real estate project almost 20 years ago, El Gouna is now OD's flagship resort. El Gouna is built on 10km of secluded coastline, has 15,000 residents spread across islands and lagoons and is the only mature fully-fledged town on the Red Sea Riviera.

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