Alca-Lu to build converged fibre network for Vodacom SA

27 Jan 2015

South African telecoms operator Vodacom has selected Paris-based equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent to deploy its gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution in order to expand Vodacom’s new converged network to all major urban centres in South Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7360 ISAM FX for GPON services, as well as its Customer Experience Management Platform, which utilises Motive Home Device Manager and Network Analyser Fibre; in addition the deal also covers professional services, Operations Support Systems (OSS) deployment and managed services. The converged fibre-optic network will enable Vodacom to meet its target of offering mobile, voice, video and data services to 250,000 homes and businesses within the next three years.

South Africa, Alcatel-Lucent, Vodacom South Africa