Pakistan's Nayatel goes GPON

MAY 28, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent says that Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. is preparing to deploy the first GPON in Pakistan to provide its customers with triple-play services.

MAY 28, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search Lightwave for Alcatel-Lucent) says that Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. is preparing to deploy the first GPON in Pakistan to provide its customers with triple-play services such as high-definition television, telephony, and Internet access. Nayatel's Pakistani customers can expect the new network to be up and running by the end of 2009.

"In 2005, Nayatel was the first operator to deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network solution in South Asia, and today we have once again pioneered the Pakistani market by becoming the first adopter of GPON technology in the country," says Wahaj us Siraj, CEO, Nayatel.

"Nayatel's GPON deployment in Pakistan, will enable their end-users to truly experience the power of next-generation triple-play services," said Vincenzo Nesci, president of Alcatel-Lucent's business in the Middle East and Africa.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber to the User (ISAM FTTU) system, leveraging GPON technology to multiplex voice, video, and data services onto a single fiber. Alcatel-Lucent's GPON platform is managed by the 5520 Access Management System (AMS).

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