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Connexion Technologies selects Alcatel-Lucentís Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solution


Connexion Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Connexion has selected Alcatel-Lucentís Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solution to offer high-speed broadband triple play (voice, video and data) services to 20 master-planned communities across the United States.

Connexion, which builds and operates FTTH networks in single family, multi family, high rise, resort and hospitality properties, will deploy Alcatel-Lucentís 7342 ISAM FTTU solution. This solution utilizes gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) to enable service providers to cost-effectively deliver high revenue, user-centric broadband services today, over a single optical fiber. The scalability of Alcatel-Lucentís FTTH solution is ideal for an initial network rollout and widespread deployment. Service providers can offer any service mix, with increased reliability and lower maintenance costs, which helps maximize profitability.

ďDeployment of Alcatel-Lucentís platform will not only help drive economic development, but will also raise the standard of living in our communities,Ē said Glen Lang, CEO of Connexion. ďWe chose Alcatel-Lucent because of its technology leadership in GPON, IP-converged triple play services, commitment to FSAN standards, as well as reputation for performance and reliability.Ē

ďThis contract with Connexion further demonstrates Alcatel-Lucentís continuing commitment to helping accelerate broadband deployments in the GPON space,Ē said Cindy Christy, President of Alcatel-Lucentís North America business. ďOur FTTH solution will enable Connexion to provide customers with the most advanced technology in voice, data and video, backed by the support and expertise that they expect.Ē

The Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM is a robust Full Service Access Network (FSAN) standards-compliant solution that offers best in class performance and reliability and builds on Alcatel-Lucentís access technology, innovation and market leadership.

Alcatel-Lucent remains the uncontested global market leader in broadband access with more than 126 million DSL lines shipped to date. More than 135 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally Ė 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 involve GPON.


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