Denmark’s NRGi Fibernet to power CityNet with Alcatel-Lucent triple play solution
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that NRGi Fibernet, a subsidiary of Århus Power Utility in Denmark, has selected its industry-leading 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 extensive triple play deployment expertise and technologically-advanced GPON (gigabit passive optical network) and IP/MPLS portfolios to give Århus - Denmark’s second largest city - advanced broadband and IPTV services.
Under the terms of the contract, NRGi Fibernet will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM FTTU (Fiber to the User) and optical network terminals for full 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 will also be responsible for software integration, installation and commissioning, maintenance and advanced project management.
“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,” says Kim Kjølhede, 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.”
“Field-proven technical expertise, global industry leadership, and a broad product portfolio uniquely position Alcatel-Lucent to design and build networks that meet the most challenging requirements as power utilities transform their networks to deliver advanced broadband services,” said Lars Boilesen, responsible for Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Nordic & Baltic countries (local). “We will support NRGi Fibernet as they enhance their network to maximize revenue potential and enhance the customer experience.”
Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in triple play with more than 45 deployments in progress. The company is the worldwide DSL leader with 126 million DSL lines shipped worldwide and an overall market share of 42% for 2006 according to data from Dell’Oro. More than 135 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally – including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world. Alcatel-Lucent is also engaged in more than 60 FTTx projects around the world, more than 30 of which are with GPON. Alcatel-Lucent reinforced its #2 position in Services Edge Routing in 1Q ’07, with 22% of the market according to Synergy Research Group.
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