Chunghwa Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent to launch Taiwan’s first GPON

Alcatel-Lucent has established a contract with Taiwanese telco Chunghwa Telecom to launch the country’s first gigabit passive optical network (GPON).

The new infrastructure will allow Chunghwa to provide triple-play services to its residential and business customers.

As a part of the launch, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Managers (ISAM) while the GPON platform will be complemented by the Alcatel-Lucent 5520 Access Management System (AMS). Alcatel-Lucent will also be in charge of software integration, network management and system installation. Alcatel-Lucent has indicated that the launch is scheduled to commence in 3Q11.

According to Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, this GPON project is a key milestone helping lead Taiwan into a new era of ultra high-speed service creation, delivery and innovation. It also reflects company’s strong commitment to the development of broadband infrastructure in Taiwan, having already supplied the Taiwanese market with xDSL, IP routing, optical transport and mobile solutions.

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