French equipment provider Alcatel-Lucent has agreed a contract with Taiwanese telco Chunghwa Telecom to roll out the country’s first gigabit passive optical network (GPON). The new infrastructure will enable Chunghwa to provide triple-play services to its residential and business customers. As part of the rollout, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM); the GPON platform will be complemented by the Alcatel-Lucent 5520 Access Management System (AMS). The French firm will also be in charge of software integration, network management and system installation. Alcatel-Lucent has indicated that the rollout is scheduled to commence in 3Q11.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, commented: ‘This GPON project is a key milestone helping lead Taiwan into a new era of ultra high-speed service creation, delivery and innovation. It also reflects our strong commitment to the development of broadband infrastructure in Taiwan, having already supplied the Taiwanese market with xDSL, IP routing, optical transport and mobile solutions’.