Bezeq calls on Alca-Lu for FTTP trial equipment

16 Jan 2012

Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq has reportedly selected French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent to implement its trial of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in Petah Tikva, according to Globes Online. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, last month Bezeq revealed plans to launch the first tests of its fibre-optic network in the Israeli city, with the telco saying it would trial FTTP services in the area over a three-month period, granting residential customers access to the fibre-based connections. With rival vendors Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) having also reportedly competed for the tender, Alca-Lu is now expected to connect 150 homes and buildings to the test fibre infrastructure. Despite having been chosen for the trial rollout, however, Alca-Lu is not assured of being selected for any future commercial FTTP rollout undertaken by Bezeq.