Sunday, January 10, 2010

Etisalat selects Alcatel-Lucent's GPON

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Etisalat to speed up the deployment of its nationwide FTTH network in the UAE. In this multi-million Euro deal, Etisalat will utilize Alcatel-Lucent's GPON platform to connect 50,000 households and business customers. The contract includes the 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) GPON-based platform, and the related Alcatel-Lucent 5520 Access Management System. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent is supplying a range of optical network terminals (ONTs) and will provide Etisalat with its professional services expertise - including project management, installation, commissioning and training.

"This contract is a key milestone for Alcatel-Lucent as it further strengthens our prominent position in the global - and UAE - FTTH market," said Amr El Leithy, President of Alcatel-Lucent's business in the Middle East and Africa.