Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has been selected by Danish telecoms operator TDC to prepare its network for the delivery of ultrafast broadband. The French-US vendor will deploy the latest version of its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform and its 7302 and 7330 ISAM access nodes, enabling TDC to support a mixture of xDSL, point-to-point fibre and gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technologies from a single platform. The solutions will help TDC reduce its operating costs while guaranteeing quality of service over both copper and fibre platforms. Bringing VDSL2 access points closer to its subscribers – to support higher bandwidths over the existing copper loops – TDC will also deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s customised street cabinets. ‘Our broadband strategy is to provide our residential and business customers high quality services from the best network in Denmark. This has been, and continues to be, a top priority for us. In addition, we want to invest in new networking technology wisely, and that includes leveraging as much as possible our existing assets,’ said Jess Julin Ibsen, CTO at TDC, adding: ‘Alcatel-Lucent’s solution enables us to successfully address our strategy. By supporting all access technologies on a single platform we can deliver to our customers a reliable, ultra-fast service while we make good use of our existing assets.’ TDC hopes the deployment will help Denmark become among the first nations to achieve the targets of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda, which aims at providing every European citizen with 30Mbps broadband by 2020.