More FTTH for French estates

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a new frame agreement with Neuf Cegetel, France’s leading alternative service provider, for the deployment of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Paris. Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) solution will enable Neuf Cegetel to offer very high-speed access and services to more than 100,000 apartments. The project is part of an initiative led by the Paris social housing office OPAC (Office Public d’Aménagement et de Construction) to bridge the digital divide in the French capital.

Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution will enable Neuf Cegetel to offer triple play services, including 18 television channels that are high-definition television (HDTV)-ready, high-speed Internet access and VoIP. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide Neuf Cegetel with installation and commissioning services.

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