Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has been selected as a key supplier for the deployment of a superfast broadband access network for Mexican carrier Telmex. One of the largest broadband deployments in Latin America, the new network will meet growing demand for super high-speed connectivity and applications, such as video-on-demand, entertainment, and social networks, the company says.
Telmex has engaged in an aggressive effort to expand VDSL2 and GPON network coverage to bring high-speed Internet services to millions of homes. Alcatel-Lucent is Telmex's strategic supplier for this effort, providing a wide range of technology, including:
- The latest generation of VDSL2 broadband access technology, deployed in street cabinets throughout cities and municipalities to deliver high-speed access.
- GPON technology to deliver more bandwidth to subscribers, improve the performance of current applications, and prepare the network for the fast introduction of new services and applications.
- Alcatel-Lucent's advanced IP/MPLS Carrier Ethernet equipment, which will enable more efficient traffic management and support the delivery of broadband services to a much greater number of subscribers.
"This is a strategic project that reinforces our long-term and very successful relationship with Telmex," said Pierre Chaume, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in Mexico. "With our advanced broadband access technologies, the new network will allow Telmex to reliably move huge amounts of traffic and multimedia content to remote areas, with better quality signals, ultra high speeds of up to 100 Mbps per subscriber, and substantial savings in maintenance costs."