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Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent share NBN project
23 September 2009
Singapore’s next generation broadband company, Nucleus Connect, has awarded contracts for its nationwide open-access network to Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent.
Under the deals, Huawei will provide much of the hardware and Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for the systems integration of the OSS and BSS. Nucleus Connect, a subsidiary of StarHub, will deliver bandwidths of a gigabit a second and more to Singapore’s homes and businesses.
David Storrie, CEO of Nucleus Connect, said: “Nucleus Connect is committed to offering world-class leading edge services across the Next Gen NBN.”
Nucleus Connect will be an open-access network for all operators in Singapore to use to reach their customers. It plans to start commercial operations in early 2010, with 95% of homes and offices due to be reached by December 2012.
Under a seven-year contract Huawei will provide the end-to-end full turnkey active network solutions.
The company will supply an 80-terabytes a second IP core clustering router, along with next generation DWDM optical transmission, aggregation service router, a terabit GPON access platform, a carrier ethernet switch, and a unified network management system for the entire active network.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide Nucleus Connect with a turnkey build-operate-transfer BSS/OSS solution including software, hardware and professional services, to support its operations and business models. The solution will facilitate the bundling and rapid introduction of new services via an online virtual mall.
The Alcatel-Lucent says its solution will fully support Nucleus Connect’s wholesale business model and service enhancement.
No prices have been announced for the deals. Singapore’s structurally separated next-generation project includes one company, OpenNet, which is building the network, with Nucleus Connect operating it. Alcatel-Lucent already has an OSS/BSS contract and system integration contract with OpenNet. GTB