Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chunghwa Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent for GPON

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build the country's first GPON. Commercial operation of the initial phase of Chunghwa's GPON network is set to commence by Q3 of 2011.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) for the delivery of ultra-high-speed services to both residential and business users. The GPON platform will be complemented by the Alcatel-Lucent 5520 Access Management System (AMS) – Alcatel-Lucent's next-generation element management system that covers the entire ISAM product portfolio, encompassing DSL as well as fiber-based access. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its professional services expertise – including software integration, as well as network management system installation and commissioning.