IP-Only picks Alcatel-Lucent, Maintrac for FTTH network in Sweden

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) says it has been selected by IP-Only, an independent wholesale broadband provider in the Nordic region, to provide point-to-point Ethernet technology for a new fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) says it has been selected by IP-Only, an independent wholesale broadband provider in the Nordic region, to provide point-to-point Ethernet technology for a new fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

The network – to be built by Maintrac, Alcatel-Lucent’s channel partner in Sweden - will bring ultra-broadband access connectivity to homes and businesses across Sweden.

IP-Only is investing in a new point-to-point fiber-optic network infrastructure for homes and businesses across Sweden. A point-to-point network provides a dedicated fiber connection to each customer and is capable of delivering high-speed, high-quality broadband services.

IP-Only will use the network to wholesale services, by leasing bandwidth of up to 1 Gbps to regional media and service providers, government organizations, and large enterprises throughout the country.

IP-Only has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) with the Access Management System. The ISAM has the capacity and flexibility to converge business and residential services on the same network and supports an upgrade path to next-generation fiber technologies to protect the investment, according to Alcatel-Lucent.

Mikael Westerlund, CTO of IP-Only, said, “With 22% of Swedish households already enjoying broadband over fiber there are high expectations in our marketplace to be met. It’s important for IP-Only to have a solution that we can rely on not only in terms of performance but also in terms of flexibility and reliability to meet our ambitious growth plans in wholesale business and residential services. Alcatel-Lucent’s FTTP technology enables us to expand our coverage and gives us a platform on which to develop new offers.”

Luis Martinez Amago, president EMEA of Alcatel-Lucent: “Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM platform powers some of the largest point-to-point ultra-broadband networks in the world and together with Maintrac we are delighted to help IP-Only strengthen its position in the Swedish market.”

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