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Manx Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent broadband access nodes and customized outdoor cabinets for deep-fiber triple-play deployment


Tenth customer for Alcatel-Lucent’s customized outdoor cabinets

Paris – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Manx Telecom today announced that the British operator is building on Alcatel-Lucent’s fully customized outdoor cabinet offering – in combination with the award-winning ISAM family of IP access nodes - to provide all of its customers with the latest mix of superior triple-play services. Manx Telecom thus becomes the tenth customer to not only leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s fiber to the most economic point strategy, but also its unique portfolio of customized outdoor cabinets.

Along with many other service providers around the world, Manx Telecom has been looking for ways to provide its end-users with the latest high-speed broadband services in the shortest timeframe - leveraging to the largest extent possible the existing copper network. In other words: “fiber to the most economic point.”

To achieve this, service providers require a comprehensive set of IP access nodes – each of them optimized for a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN), fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment scenario. They also need a flexible range of outdoor cabinet enclosures that provide long-term protection for their expensive telecommunications equipment, customized for any physical or regulatory environment.

“As an operator wanting to offer high-speed broadband, you basically have two options: either roll out a brand-new, nationwide fiber network, or capitalize on your existing copper infrastructure. We opted for the latter, using remote ISAM access nodes to shorten our copper loops,” says Mike Loundes, Chief Technology Officer, Manx Telecom. “Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s outdoor cabinets, we were able to significantly reduce the risks related to deploying our outside plant. The fully customized enclosures fitted perfectly and were network-validated right from the start. This saved us a lot of time and money.”

“Alcatel-Lucent’s outdoor cabinet solution meets all deployment challenges,” adds Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s wireline networks activities. “Designed to be flexible, we can deliver superior-quality, purpose-built cabinets in a matter of weeks – from needs analysis, concept and design, to pre-integration and on-site installation all while meeting the customer’s individual specifications.”

Alcatel-Lucent is the world leader in fixed broadband access and a trusted partner guiding its customers along the path of access network transformation. Alcatel-Lucent provides innovative access solutions to the top-20 global operators, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in DSL builds on its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family of IP access products, which has already been selected by over 210 customers. To date, Alcatel-Lucent has shipped more than 195 million DSL lines worldwide.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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