CMC selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy GPON network

17 Dec 2009

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Vietnamese telecoms company CMC Telecom Infrastructure (CMC) to deliver its gigabit passive optical network (GPON) solution to enable the delivery of triple-play services, including high speed internet and high definition (HD) TV, to new residential developments and SMEs. ‘CMC is determined to roll out high speed broadband services in Vietnam, to propel both residential users and businesses into the digital age,’ commented Nguyen Duc Thanh, CEO of CMC, adding, ‘GPON is the ideal technology to efficiently deliver bundled data, video and voice to focused potential users. We selected Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution as it provides the required scalability, quality of service and operational efficiency.’ The vendor will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) solution, which will be complemented by its 5520 Access Management System (AMS), a next generation element management system that covers the entire ISAM product portfolio, encompassing DSL as well as fibre-based access.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, CMC Telecom was formed by the privately-owned CMC Group in November 2007 and was approved to operate as an ISP in February 2008. In April 2009 the regulator licensed the company to build a fixed line network for the provision of internet services. The company is testing WiMAX with technical support from Intel and hopes to launch high speed internet services in early 2010.