Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has completed the deployment of the first gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Kazakhtelecom will use the new network to provide broadband services such as IPTV, video on demand (VoD), and high-speed Internet access to residential and business customers, Alcatel-Lucent says. The deployment marks the beginning of Kazakhtelecom’s strategy to replace its existing xDSL access infrastructure with fiber to the home (FTTH) technology.
The use of GPON technology will enable Kazakhtelecom to boost the broadband Internet penetration in Kazakhstan while introducing new triple-play services that will increase average revenue per user (ARPU), Alcatel-Lucent adds.
Alcatel-Lucent deployed its GPON-based 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU), the related 5520 Access Management System (AMS), as well as a series of indoor and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) optical network terminals (ONTs). The systems house also provided Kazakhtelecom with professional services expertise, including civil works, installation, integration, testing, commissioning, maintenance, as well as training.