Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Announces Latest ISAM, Contract with Denmark's TDC

Alcatel-Lucent released its latest Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) offering support for both fiber and copper services through the same node. The ETSI-based 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN access nodes offer high-capacity GPON and point-to-point fiber capabilities, allowing service providers to offer a mix of access technologies.

Alcatel-Lucent's new ISAM platform release also introduces an application enablement processor along with local storage. This enables service providers to cache and replicate content at the node, reducing the demand for bandwidth across the network. Personalized content can be stored and assigned from the node, opening new routes to enrich the end user experience and create value.

Alcatel-Lucent said that in the future, an intelligent access network could send different, tailored advertising to two adjacent homes watching the same TV broadcast, for example.

"By adding GPON capabilities to our 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN platforms, we are helping our customers to launch their next-generation fiber projects from a solid, familiar and installed base," said Dave Geary, head of Alcatel-Lucent's Wireline activities. "This is also the first access node to comply fully with FSAN's GPON interoperability guidelines. We are committed to interoperability, a principle which translates into shorter times to market and lower engineering barriers for our customers."

In addition, the company announced that TDC, the incumbent operator in Denmark, will deploy its latest ISAM platform. Bringing VDSL2 access points closer to its subscribers to support higher bandwidths over the existing copper loops, TDC also will deploy a high volume of Alcatel-Lucent's customized street cabinets - in addition to the selection of Alcatel-Lucent's 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN platforms and the related 5520 Access Management System (AMS).

"Our broadband strategy is to provide our residential and business customers high quality services from the best network in Denmark. This has been -- and continues to be - top of mind to us. In addition, we want to invest in new networking technology wisely, and that includes leveraging as much as possible our existing assets," says Jess Julin Ibsen, CTO, TDC.

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