The Finnet Group comprises 28 small and mid-sized telecom service providers across Finland.
Under a three-year frame agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its GPON-based IP access platform, and its portfolio of customer premises equipment. According to Alcatel-Lucent, SSP chose GPON because of its operational cost savings due to its passive (maintenance-free) outside plant, shorter repair times when fiber cables are damaged, easier network design, and redundancy closer to the end-customer.
Said Pekka Granlund, planning manager at SSP, “Following a thorough study of the technologies and solutions that are available on the market today, we selected Alcatel-Lucent — as it clearly has the most future-safe GPON platform. Alcatel- Lucent’s products and services provide us with the flexibility we need, giving us the competitive edge we require to be successful in this market.”