China Mobile deploys GPON in Anhui and Guangdong

JULY 21, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent says that it has been selected as China Mobile's sole supplier for the deployment of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in 10 cities across the provinces of Guangdong and Anhui. Guangdong Mobile and Anhui Mobile will build on Alcatel-Lucent's GPON equipment.

JULY 21, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search Lightwave for Alcatel-Lucent) says that it has been selected as China Mobile's sole supplier for the deployment of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in 10 cities across the provinces of Guangdong and Anhui. Guangdong Mobile and Anhui Mobile will build on Alcatel-Lucent's GPON equipment to deliver high-revenue, user-centric broadband services over distances of up to 20 km. The contracts were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's Chinese flagship company.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) platform, the company's flagship GPON system. Alcatel-Lucent also will supply its 5520 Access Management System (AMS).

The deal follows an announcement last month that China Telecom will also deploy FTTH GPON equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. (See "China Telecom taps Alcatel-Lucent for GPON FTTH.")

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