Neuf Does GPON With AlcaLu

PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has signed a new frame agreement with Neuf Cegetel, France’s leading alternative service provider, for the deployment of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Paris. Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) solution will enable Neuf Cegetel to offer very high-speed access and services to more than 100,000 apartments. The project is part of an initiative led by the Paris social housing office OPAC (Office Public d'Aménagement et de Construction) to bridge the digital divide in the French capital.

Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution will enable Neuf Cegetel to offer triple play services, including 18 television channels that are high–definition television (HDTV)-ready, high-speed Internet access and VoIP. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide Neuf Cegetel with installation and commissioning services.

“We renewed our confidence in Alcatel-Lucent’s future-proof GPON solution as it supports the introduction of advanced applications such as HDTV to a significantly increasing number of end-users,” said Jérémie Manigne, General Manager Broadband Division of Neuf Cegetel. “Alcatel-Lucent enables us to seamlessly extend full triple play services to all of the OPAC’s apartments in the Paris region and to build on this infrastructure to wholesale our network to other applications providers.”

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