Alcatel-Lucent to expand broadband FTTH network for China Telecom

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has been chosen to expand China Telecom’s broadband access network, bringing services such as IPTV, video-on-demand, and voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to millions of homes in China.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has been chosen to expand China Telecom’s broadband access network, bringing services such as IPTV, video-on-demand, and voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to millions of homes in China.

The €100-million contract – secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China – will lead to the deployment of FTTH networks across China’s 31 provinces, enabling China Telecom to serve millions of households with a wide range of high-speed services and guaranteed quality of service.

The contract is a key milestone in China Telecom’s ambitious “Broadband China, Fiber Cities” plan which was launched at the beginning of 2011 to bring FTTH coverage to 100 million households and 30 million subscribers by 2015 (see “China Telecom chooses Alcatel-Lucent PON for Fiber Cities project”). The project is also closely aligned with China’s National Broadband Strategy.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent Asia-Pacific region, said, “This project highlights the rapid expansion of broadband in China. It also demonstrates our strong and growing leadership position in the FTTH market as we help accelerate the availability of superfast broadband throughout China.”

Alcatel-Lucent will supply China Telecom with its 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) system, which supports GPON as well as EPON broadband technologies. The ISAM family is a cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage Network architecture.

Alcatel-Lucent says it is involved in over 160 FTTH projects worldwide, which includes projects with China’s three main operators: China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile (see “Alcatel-Lucent touts GPON win with China Unicom”).

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