Alcatel-Lucent and Hong Kong Broadband Network have announced the deployment of the Gigabit Passive Optical Network in Hong Kong.
Alcatel-Lucent’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution is expected to enable Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) to deliver advanced triple play services to its subscribers and enlarge its FTTH network coverage in Hong Kong. The new network is expected to be in service in January 2008.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy the 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager FTTH solution. The system is designed for packet-based voice convergence and triple play services and delivers maximum bandwidth and quality of service over a fiber access network.
Paul Cheung, CEO of HKBN, said: After an intensive trial of Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) solution, we are pleased with the maturity and performance of the technology. By leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading expertise in FTTH, we will continue to deploy new and advanced service offerings, providing seamless and premium connectivity services catering to our customers’ requirements.