AlcaLu Goes Rural
USDA acceptance means that communities of up to 20,000 inhabitants can now install Alcatel-Lucent's 7342 ISAM FTTU solution using funding obtained under the USDA Rural Development funding programs. GPON offers the bandwidth to support -- over a single fiber optic cable -- multiple simultaneous HDTV channels, high-speed Internet access, and voice services. Alcatel-Lucent's 7342 ISAM FTTU solution will be listed in the "ae -- Access Equipment" category, FTTH Systems.
"Alcatel-Lucent remains the uncontested market leader in broadband access with more than 150 million DSL lines shipped to date, and a cumulative DSL market share of 45%, more than three times that of our nearest competitor," said Mike Dobbs, vice president for Alcatel-Lucent's FTTH activities. "More than 180 customers have adopted the ISAM product family -- the industry's first true high-end IP access fiber-to-the-home platform that accommodates a wide range of network flavors and topologies. Alcatel-Lucent is engaged in more than 70 FTTx projects around the world, more than 55 of which are with GPON."
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