The Polish government has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy IP and optical equipment as part of its National Broadband Plan and Eastern Poland Broadband Network initiative. The new infrastructure will provide improved internet access for up to eight million people in five underserved regions in the east of the country. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its IP/MPLS and DWDM 100G agile optical networking technology, including the 7750 Service Router family and 1830 Photonic Service Switch, to develop regional core and distribution networks.
Iwona Wendel, Undersecretary of State at Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, said: ‘The Eastern Poland Broadband Network is the largest public investment in the field of ICT, both nationwide and in the EU. By the end of 2015 high speed internet services will be available to 100% of companies and businesses, public institutions as well as residents of five regions of Eastern Poland.’