TeliaSonera and Alca-Lu partner for 100Mbps VDSL2 rollout

9 Sep 2009

French-US hardware vendor Alcatel-Lucent has announced that, in partnership with Finnish operator TeliaSonera Finland, it has deployed the country’s first 100Mbps VDSL2-based access network, enabling the delivery of full high-definition IPTV in cities nationwide. The new network utilises fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology, with the architecture based on Alcatel-Lucent’s 7354 ISAM FTTB Remote Unit, a compact full-service IP access node which the vendor said has been specifically designed for cabinet and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) deployments. Under the terms of the network deployment deal, Alcatel-Lucent will also provide a range of professional services related to the project, including network design and maintenance. Commenting on the development, Jussi Salminen, vice president of broadband services at TeliaSonera, said: ‘We will be the first operator in Finland to provide customers with an access connection that can peak up to 100Mbps in the existing building copper wiring. This is a major differentiator on the Finnish market, allowing us to significantly grow our market share, all while introducing to our customers the latest triple-play services.’



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