GTD Manquehue selects Alca-Lu to deploy FTTH network based on GPON technology

29 Jul 2008

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has been selected by GTD Group, one of the main service providers in Chile, to deploy the country’s first network based on fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology. Installation and deployment of the GPON network will start in the third quarter of 2008, initially serving residential broadband users in Santiago’s Santa Maria de Manquehue district, with other neighbourhoods of the capital following shortly after. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable GTD Manquehue, which serves residential customers and small and medium businesses for the GTD Group, to deliver advanced broadband services such as high-definition television (HDTV), internet protocol television (IPTV), video on demand (VoD) and high speed internet. Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON architecture will also enable GTD Manquehue to seamlessly migrate its traditional voice services to voice over IP (VoIP).