TransACT trials 1G GPON FTTP service in Australia

AUGUST 21, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent says that TransACT has successfully trialed the delivery of bandwidths up to 1 Gbps to residential users, supported by Alcatel-Lucent's GPON ONT devices.

AUGUST 21, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search Lightwave for Alcatel-Lucent) says that TransACT has successfully trialed the delivery of bandwidths up to 1 Gbps to residential users, supported by Alcatel-Lucent's GPON ONT devices. A first for Australia, TransACT is now committed to provisioning these ONTs in all of its future fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployments.

The equipment provider says the trial has enabled TransACT to extend the current capabilities of its GPON FTTP architecture and prepare itself to meet future demands for new services and media-rich content.

TransACT CEO Ivan Slavich said, "TransACT has been deploying an open fiber-to-the-home [FTTH] network for two years now and we are committed to keeping our eye to the future, investing in the best technology available to ensure higher speeds and richer services moving forward. We recently announced that we are turning on 100-Mbps services for our FTTP network customers in parts of the ACT [Australian Capital Territory]. Whereas ONTs used to be the blocking factor, this latest trial with Alcatel-Lucent affirms our capability to boost these speeds even further as our customers' appetite for higher bandwidth services increases."

Alcatel-Lucent's Australian NBN lead John Turner said: "As Australia moves closer towards the build of the National Broadband Network, ONT devices become a critical component in the delivery of a range of advanced new services, beyond just Internet access, over an open wholesale network. Via Bell Labs, we are continually innovating in optical access technology and it is great to work with TransACT in the ACT to introduce the 1-Gbps ONT capability to Australia."

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