Dutch newcomer OONO deploys FTTH network for apartment complex

8 Sep 2009

OONO, a new fibre-optic service provider set up by former staff of Reggefiber, has supplied an open fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network for Rotterdam high-rise apartment complex The Red Apple, claiming a first for the country. Telecompaper reports the new network is based on GPON technology and has been supplied at a cost of EUR400 per flat. OONO will assume the role of network operator and services will be provided by Intermax (internet), Level Four (telephony) and CAI Albrandswaard (analogue and digital TV). Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent supplied all the necessary equipment for the project. OONO is carving a niche for itself in a sector dominated by Reggefiber. OONO is championing a business policy of acting as operator only on ‘customer-owned’ networks. It claims that as a result of this stance, complete structural separation has become a reality in the Netherlands.