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Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM introduces industry-first commercial 10G GPON support


Available on existing and new, market-leading 100Gbps high-capacity shelves

Paris - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has reached an important milestone in supporting the deployment of next-generation fiber technologies. With the introduction of the latest release of its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) IP access platform, Alcatel-Lucent becomes the first company to move from the “trial and demonstration” stage to commercial availability of 10G GPON. The introduction of 10G GPON will radically change end-users’ broadband service experience - not only by accommodating higher upstream and downstream bandwidths for existing fiber subscribers, but also by significantly accelerating the implementation of the various universal broadband programs set up around the world.

Accelerating broadband for all

Translating Alcatel-Lucent’s 10G GPON trial experience into mass-market deployable products, the ISAM now supports significantly higher speeds over operators’ installed GPON infrastructure -- up to 10Gbps downstream and 2.5Gbps upstream. These higher speeds benefit business users, and also provide residential subscribers with a richer, more interactive experience.

“But even more important to our service provider customers, is the fact that this technology innovation supports the various Digital Agenda, Broadband Stimulus and Universal Broadband initiatives around the world, aimed at the rapid extension of the socio-economic benefits from very high-speed broadband services,” commented Dave Geary, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline activities.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM support of 10G GPON enables dense residential fiber-to-the-home deployments as well as the bandwidths required to accommodate mobile cell site and fiber-to-the-building backhaul to help our customers extend universal broadband coverage. Our 10G GPON solution enables service providers to continue to leverage the largest installed base of IP access nodes in the world – while preserving the existing GPON outside plant,” he added.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 10G GPON technology is available on the existing (ETSI) ISAM products, as well as on a new set of market-leading, high-capacity shelves. The latter provide dual 100Gbps capacity per slot to accommodate mass-market, high-capacity fiber deployments. The ISAM’s density, capacity and technology flexibility - including xDSL, VDSL2, GPON, point-to-point fiber, and now also 10G GPON and EPON - gives operators a wide choice of access nodes perfectly matching any deployment model.

Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM extends the company’s High Leverage Network™ architecture and its benefits to the access network. This latest ISAM innovation builds on a large number of next-generation fiber lab and field trials with service providers such as Portugal Telecom and Verizon.

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 and optics 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:, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog and follow us on Twitter: external link


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