Thursday, June 30, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent Supplies PON for Broadband China, Fibre Cities Project

China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell for the "Broadband China, Fibre Cities" project - will involve the deployment of a mix of passive optical networking (PON) technologies connecting homes, office buildings and remote "nodes" (which can then distribute the broadband signals to multiple locations over existing copper wires). This project is a central element of China Telecom's plan to extend its FTTH coverage to 100 million users by the end of China's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).

Specifically, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) product family, which supports GPON, EPON and DSL technologies and enables fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment models. The ISAM family is a cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage Network architecture. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wei Leping, Chairman of China Telecom Science & Technology Committee, said: "China Telecom launched ‘Broadband China, Fibre Cities' strategy at the beginning of 2011, which aims to realize optical network coverage in all the cities in three years. By 2015, China Telecom will achieve a FTTH coverage of 100 million households and 30 million FTTH subscribers. Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell's leading broadband access portfolio and Alcatel-Lucent's enriched deployment experience for other operators worldwide, we are able to provide the urban users the experience of web surfing at the speed of light." http://

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