Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) has announced that it has been selected by both China Mobile and China Telecom to deploy its Passive Optical Networks (PON)-based solutions to deliver a wide range of next-generation broadband services such as HDTV and high-speed internet throughout China. Alcatel-Lucent’s fibre-based solutions will be deployed in 14 provinces for China Mobile, and in more than 18 provinces for China Telecom. The contracts were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China.
Under the contracts, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) platform. It is also supplying a wide range of optical network units (ONU) to support fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB), and will provide its comprehensive professional services – including network deployment, integration and maintenance.
Alcatel-Lucent claims to be involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with PON.