P&TLuxembourg, a telecommunications service provider in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, plans to expand ultra-fast broadband services across the country using access equipment from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU). The news comes just a few months after the carrier launched FTTH services.
By expanding the availability of high-speed broadband access for consumers and businesses, P&TLuxembourg is seeking to strengthen the country's position as one of Europe's leading financial and trade centers, and as an attractive location for businesses of all kinds. The new fiber-based technology will provide high-bandwidth, low latency, secure, and reliable services to the financial and business sector, European Parliament, and other regulatory bodies, according to Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FX – the company's highest capacity fiber access platform. The 7360 ISAM FX is the latest addition to the ISAM family of IP access products, which provides simultaneous support for the main fixed broadband delivery technologies including GPON, 10G GPON, EPON, and point-to-point fiber, and enables fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment models.
Serge Eiffes, head of the fixed access network department at P&TLuxembourg said, "Today, Luxembourg has an important role in the European and international financial and business system. By introducing ultra-fast broadband access, we are helping to ensure that Luxembourg maintains and strengthens its position as a global center for economic activity and realizing the government's National 'Ultra High Broadband Strategy'. Alcatel-Lucent, with whom we have long collaborated around high-speed DSL, helped us to get fiber at the right pace for our business. We worked in close collaboration to assess the local market conditions, identify best practices, and choose the right technology with a seamless mix of existing copper and fiber infrastructure for maximum efficiency."
Operators and governments see universal broadband as a priority for socio-economic development and as critical infrastructure for services such as e-commerce, e-healthcare, and e-learning. P&TLuxembourg will improve network reliability to support all extremely sensitive financial and business transactions that occur on its network, while exploring potential new business models and revenue opportunities that can take advantages of the enhanced network.