The new infrastructure will allow Chunghwa to provide triple-play services to its residential and business customers.
As a part of the launch, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Managers (ISAM) while the GPON platform will be complemented by the Alcatel-Lucent 5520 Access Management System (AMS). Alcatel-Lucent will also be in charge of software integration, network management and system installation. Alcatel-Lucent has indicated that the launch is scheduled to commence in 3Q11.
According to Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, this GPON project is a key milestone helping lead Taiwan into a new era of ultra high-speed service creation, delivery and innovation. It also reflects company’s strong commitment to the development of broadband infrastructure in Taiwan, having already supplied the Taiwanese market with xDSL, IP routing, optical transport and mobile solutions.
German regional network operator, SWU TeleNet has started to deploy a high speed broadband network in 14 districts of Ulm in South Germany, in association with French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent.
According to report, the rollout forms part of the â€˜Internet-Offensive 2012′ initiative, under which the rural region of Ulm is preparing to meet and surpass the targets of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda. The agenda aims to provide every European citizen with 30Mbps broadband by 2020.
By the end of 2013 around 12,000 households in the Ulm region will be connected to the new high speed broadband network, which is based on both copper (VDSL2) and fibre (GPON) technologies and supports download speeds of up to 50Mbps.
According to Andreas Kovi, Managing Director of SWU TeleNet, they are pleased with the successful launch of their broadband pilot project in Jungingen. Further municipalities will follow, leveraging the products and support from Alcatel-Lucent. From the very beginning they have adopted the open network model. It enables service providers to offer attractive services, such as e-health or IPTV, to a much wider target audience.
Alcatel-Lucent today announced that it has completed the deployment of the first gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Leading Kazakhstan operator Kazakhtelecom will use the new network to provide advanced broadband services such as IPTV, video on demand (VoD) and high-speed Internet access to residential and business customers. The deployment marks the beginning of Kazakhtelecom’s strategic plan to replace its existing xDSL access infrastructure with optical fiber technology.
The use of GPON technology will enable Kazakhtelecom to boost the broadband Internet penetration in Kazakhstan — all while introducing a wide range of new, high-quality triple-play services that will increase average revenue per user (ARPU).
“A key objective for service providers today is to not just build an access infrastructure that is capable of efficiently supporting current capacity demand. It should also provide a reliable foundation for the delivery of future, even more bandwidth-hungry multimedia applications,” said Alexander Tikhonov, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in CIS. “Preparing for the introduction of the next generation of broadband services in Astana, Kazakhtelecom is leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution; yet another proof point of Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in this space.”
Alcatel-Lucent has deployed its GPON-based 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU), the related 5520 Access Management System (AMS), as well as a series of indoor and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) optical network terminals (ONTs) – which are located at end-users’ premises and convert optical signals back into electrical voice, video or data. Alcatel-Lucent also provided Kazakhtelecom with its comprehensive professional services expertise – including civil works, installation, integration, testing, commissioning, maintenance as well as training.
Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with GPON.
Vodafone Qatar has awarded an agreement to Alcatel-Lucent to be the sole supplier for an expansion into the fixed broadband market. Following the award of a landline license last year, Vodafone Qatar is planning to offer customers an integrated service, encompassing fixed and mobile.
To achieve this ambitious project, Vodafone Qatar selected Alcatel-Lucent, together with partner companies, to deploy an entirely new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, based on gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet technology. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution will then be used to link the new infrastructure with Vodafone Qatar’s existing mobile network. This will allow services to be offered seamlessly through fixed and mobile connections without excessive cost or complexity.
According to Jenny Howe, CTO, Vodafone Qatar, the company continues to be committed to bring innovations to their customers and to become the most admired brand in the country. Partnering with Alcatel-Lucent, they will now look forward to extend their service offerings across Qatar to fixed broadband – a major area of growth for our company. Together with Alcatel-Lucent they will make a world of difference for all people in Qatar.
Alcatel-Lucent, company specializing in broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, has begun testing the symmetrical 10 Gbps broadband service connections that are delivered across gigabit passive optical networks (GPON). The company is carrying out the test with Verizon and Portugal Telecom.
Portugal Telecom has already carried out the broadband tests at 10 Gbps, while Verizon has successfully carried out field trials using the XG-PON2 fiber-optic transmission technology. The XG-PON2 technology can deliver 10 Gbps, both downstream and upstream.
The speed availability in both downstream and upstream will gain prominence when new applications such as mobile traffic backhaul, remote storage and cloud computing services emerge. Verizon’s field trials were carried out in Taunton, Massachusetts. The field trials employed the XG-PON2 technology and utilized the same kind of fiber-optic used in current FiOS network connection. The resultant upstream speeds were eight times quicker than the speeds achieved by conventional GPON technology.
According to Verizon’s Director of Technology, Vincent O’Byrne, new applications will drive the use of upstream bandwidth on the wire line network. Asymmetric applications such as remote computing, remote file storage and telemedicine will also drive the demand for upstream bandwidth requirement.
Maxis Communications, Malaysia has signed a deal with Chinese vendor Huawei to act as the exclusive supplier for its next generation high speed internet infrastructure. Under the deal it includes the construction and management of a full service FTTx network using GPON technology.
The affiliation between the companies was officially made on 19 August. Huawei consenting to deliver an end-to-end turnkey services package that comprises active and passive equipment, holistic Optical Distribution Network designs and construction management.
The Next Generation High-Speed Internet network is part of Maxis’ commitment to provide over 12 million customers, and is vital to deliver a range of products and services which will reach into the areas of commerce, education, health, entertainment and so much more.
Maxis anticipates to start offering commercial services over the new infrastructure in the Klang Valley, and has already opened registrations for the customers interested in signing up for such services.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 2G/3G frame agreements have been signed by China Mobile and China Unicom with Ericsson. Under the contract with China Mobile, Ericsson will provide a radio access network including the multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000 and mobile soft-switching technology. This will boost the capacity of the network and evolve it into an IP network.
Further expansion of co- operation with China Unicom is also on Ericsson’s cards in the area concerning IP and broadband, supplying IP routers, fibre access technologies GPON and 40G WDM as well as IMS.
The contract is worth USD 800 million and it is also scheduled to be implemented during this year.