Kazakhtelecom and Alcatel-Lucent deploy the first GPON network in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana
Jan 21. The FINANCIAL
Alcatel-Lucent on January 20 announced that it has completed the deployment of the first gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.
One of the leading Kazakhstan operators Kazakhtelecom will use the new network to provide advanced broadband services such as IPTV, video on demand (VoD) and high-speed Internet access to residential and business customers. 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.