SSP selects Alca-Lu’s GPON-based IP access platform

11 Jan 2011

SSP Yhtiot Oy, part of the Finnet Group, has reportedly selected French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent to provide it with GPON technology as the company looks to fulfil the Finnish government’s goal of providing 100Mbps services to 98% of the country’s households by the end of 2015. According to Lightwave, the three-year frame agreement between the two companies will see Alca-Lu provide its GPON-based IP access platform as well as its portfolio of customer premises equipment, with the vendor claiming that SSP’s decision to utilise GPON technology was because of the potential operational cost savings resulting from factors such as shorter repair times should cables be damaged. Commenting on the deal, Pekka Granlund, planning manager at SSP, noted: ‘Following a thorough study of the technologies and solutions that are available on the market today, we selected Alcatel-Lucent as it clearly has the most future-safe GPON platform.’

Finland, Alcatel-Lucent, Finnet