Alcatel Intros FTTU Solution

Alcatel launches optical fiber and connectivity solution to bring next-gen broadband to the home

April 18, 2002

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DALLAS -- Alcatel (NYSE:ALA) has launched a Fiber-To-The-User (FTTU) optical fiber cable and connectivity solution to deliver ultra high-speed communications right to the premises of subscribers. The new offering, Alcatel 6620, enables service providers to connect individual users to extraordinarily powerful optical FTTU systems. When coupled with Alcatel's systems, service providers can have a comprehensive Alcatel package from long-haul all the way to individual residences. Opening up a new world of applications for subscribers, the Alcatel 6620 allows service providers to consolidate their business and significantly increase revenues by bundling voice, data and video into one powerful medium. Platform independent, the 6620 solution can accommodate various solutions such as APON, BPON, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI and others. Alcatel also recently launched the 7340 Fiber-to-the-User solution that delivers the final mile of connectivity - giving Alcatel a fully managed, fully integrated core-to-user fiber solution that is unparalleled in the industry. According to Bernard Le Mouel, Chief Technology Officer of Alcatel's Optics Activities, the advantages of FTTU are speed, quality of service, flexibility and reliability. "Alcatel's FTTU optical fiber, cable and connectivity solution provides an open architecture that can be used with active and passive systems covering services and platforms from a host of vendors." Alcatel SA

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