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Alcatel-Lucent expands GPON ONT portfolio with 8 new models


Passes milestone by shipping one millionth ONT

FTTH Council Europe (Lisbon), Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has significantly enhanced its portfolio of gigabit passive optical network (GPON)-based optical network terminals (ONTs). The addition of eight new models allows Alcatel-Lucent to respond to service providers’ specific ONT-requests in record time and fully support their aggressive time-to-market objectives when deploying fiber-based networks.

ONTs are located at end-users’ premises and convert optical signals back into electrical voice, video or data. Their smooth deployment and installation is absolutely crucial to a quick adoption of fiber-based services offerings, and should not be hampered by the need for service providers’ specific, one-off feature requests.

Alcatel-Lucent’s expanded ONT portfolio presents service providers with more options when extending fiber to multiple dwelling units (MDUs) and single family homes. For instance, as part of this announcement Alcatel-Lucent now also offers indoor models with integrated residential gateway and Wi-Fi features.

With this announcement Alcatel-Lucent not only continues its role as offering the largest GPON ONT portfolio in the industry but also demonstrates its commitment to providing unrivalled time-to-market. Its ultimate aim: the creation of true multi-vendor GPON networks without operational challenges.

“Alcatel-Lucent continues to innovate in the GPON space, encouraging the adoption of fiber-to-the-home by breaking down interoperability barriers and deployment challenges,” says Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s wireline networks activities. “A couple of months ago, we announced a first important initiative to realize this vision, by sharing our OMCI specifications with other vendors. In the meantime, Alcatel-Lucent has been furthering this effort by incorporating in its products the OMCI implementer’s guide version-2, a standards-based OMCI for GPON networks. Today’s expansion of our GPON ONT portfolio is another concrete proof point of our commitment to fiber.”

“We just passed the milestone of having shipped our one millionth ONT and look forward to continuing to partner with service providers around the world, helping them achieve their vision of building true fiber nations,” he added.

Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is currently involved in over 95 FTTH projects worldwide, over 80 of which are with GPON. Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of GPON ONTs was awarded an IEC InfoVision Award during the latest Broadband World Forum Europe (September ’09).

For more information on these eight new ONTs and their unique features, please click here.

Editorial background material

Alcatel-Lucent opens up award-winning GPON platform to third-party optical network terminals

IEC InfoVision Award for Alcatel-Lucent’s eco-sustainable optical networking terminals

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, 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 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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