25/01/2011

First GPON network in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana

The deployment marks the beginning of Kazakhtelecom’s strategic plan to replace its existing xDSL access infrastructure with optical fiber technology.

The use of GPON technology will enable Kazakhtelecom to boost the broadband Internet penetration in Kazakhstan –- all while introducing a wide range of new, high-quality triple-play services that will increase average revenue per user (ARPU).

“A key objective for service providers today is to not just build an access infrastructure that is capable of efficiently supporting current capacity demand. It should also provide a reliable foundation for the delivery of future, even more bandwidth-hungry multimedia applications,” said Alexander Tikhonov, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in CIS. “Preparing for the introduction of the next generation of broadband services in Astana, Kazakhtelecom is leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution; yet another proof point of Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in this space.”

Alcatel-Lucent has deployed its GPON-based 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU), the related 5520 Access Management System (AMS), as well as a series of indoor and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) optical network terminals (ONTs) - which are located at end-users’ premises and convert optical signals back into electrical voice, video or data. Alcatel-Lucent also provided Kazakhtelecom with its comprehensive professional services expertise - including civil works, installation, integration, testing, commissioning, maintenance as well as training.

Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with GPON.

Source: Alcatel-Lucent