JUNE 4, 2007 -- NRGi Fibernet, a subsidiary of Ã�rhus Power Utility in Denmark, has selected Alcatel-Lucent's (search for Alcatel-Lucent) triple-play service delivery architecture as the basis for a roll-out of voice, video, and data services by September 2007. NRGi will leverage Alcatel-Lucent's Gigabit passive optical network (search for GPON) and IP/MPLS portfolios to give Ã�rhus-- Denmark's second largest city--advanced broadband and IPTV services.Â
Per the contract, NRGi Fibernet will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM FTTU (Fiber-to-the-User) and optical network terminals (ONTs) for end-to-end fiber access, supported by the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch as a core and distribution network to connect 370 sites and 20,000 users. Alcatel-Lucent also will be responsible for software integration, installation and commissioning, maintenance, and advanced project management.Â
"We require a single vendor who can deliver the right technology, integration, and project management expertise, and Alcatel-Lucent is clearly one of the only vendors offering such a complete package," contends Kim KjÃ¸lhede, CEO in NRGi Fibernet. "We selected Alcatel-Lucent as our partner in an ambitious plan because they have proven leadership in deploying triple play and an extremely flexible solution that is well-suited to our network and commercial roll-out objectives."Â
Alcatel-Lucent says it now has more than 45 triple-play deployments in progress. More than 135 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally, including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world, says the company. Alcatel-Lucent also is engaged in more than 60 FTTx projects around the world, more than 30 of which are with GPON-based, note company representatives.
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