Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by both China Mobile and China Telecom to deploy its Passive Optical Networks (PON)-based solutions to cost-effectively deliver a wide range of next-generation broadband services such as HDTV and high-speed Internet throughout China.
Alcatel-Lucent’s fiber-based solutions will be deployed in 14 provinces for China Mobile, and in more than 18 provinces for China Telecom. The contracts were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China.
Under the contracts, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) platform. Alcatel-Lucent is also supplying a wide range of optical network units (ONU) to support fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB), and will provide its comprehensive professional services – including network deployment, integration and maintenance.
“Alcatel-Lucent is actively engaged in building cost-effective, service-oriented access networks to help service providers such as China Mobile and China Telecom meet their customer’s specific needs,” said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. “Thanks to the flexibility of Alcatel-Lucent’s platform, we can help our customers manage and evolve the networks cost-effectively. The selection of our PON solutions by two major operators also further confirms our leading position in the fixed broadband access market.”
Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in the fixed broadband access market, 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 currently involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with PON.