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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
The Alcatel-Lucent says its solution will fully support
Nucleus Connect's wholesale business model and service
No prices have been announced for the deals.
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.