Alcatel-Lucent lands Indonesian fibre contract

11 Mar 2014

Alcatel-Lucent has landed a contract to deploy a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network for PT Telkom Akses, a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia. The deal, which covers the eastern region of Indonesia, is part of the government’s programme to provide ultra-fast broadband access across the country, with Telkom having been tasked with rolling out fibre networks to cover millions of households and businesses to raise the broadband penetration from 2% to 15% by end-2015. The new GPON fibre technology will allow the delivery of a range of consumer and business services, including broadband internet, voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) telephony, IPTV and video-on-demand (VoD) at speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Badriyanto Moesalim, Chief Executive Officer of Telkom Akses, says: ‘Deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON technology in Indonesia’s eastern region will contribute greatly to achieving our country’s goal of closing the digital divide and giving all of our people access to broadband whether they are living closely together in our cities or widely dispersed in our rural areas.’

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