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Alcatel-Lucent wins China Telecom FTTH
30 May 2012
€100 million deal from China Telecom will see Alcatel-Lucent deploying broadband networks in 31 provinces
fibre to the home
China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell — the vendor’s Chinese division — to install fibre-to-the-home networks in 31 provinces in order to provide IPTV, video-on-demand and VoIP services to its customers.
Under the €100 million deal, Alcatel-Lucent will expand China Telecom’s broadband networks by deploying its intelligent services access manager system that supports GPON and EPON technologies.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent in the Asia-Pacific region, said: “This project highlights the rapid expansion of broadband in China. It also demonstrates our strong and growing leadership position in the FTTH market as we help accelerate the availability of superfast broadband throughout China.”
The plan comes as a part of the China Telecom’s Broadband China, Fibre Cities plan to bring FTTH coverage to 100 million homes by 2015.
Wei Leping, director of China Telecom’s science and technology committee, said: “Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s leading broadband access portfolio and its extensive experience with large-scale deployments around the world, we are able to provide subscribers with a premium broadband experience.” GTB
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