Alca-Lu adds to its FTTH solution

Alcatel-Lucent has added three new features to its 7342 ISAM Fiber-to-the-User (FTTU) system, covering optical monitoring, metro Ethernet connectivity and remote synchronization capabilities.

The firm said the inclusion of new optical monitoring features enables critical parameters to be measured and recorded for analysis over time.

This allows early detection of degradation of optical components and optical fiber in the outside plant, often before failures affecting service arise and customer satisfaction is dented, the company claims.

The FTTU platform can also connect with metro Ethernet networks, enabling service providers to generate new revenue from Ethernet services by providing fiber to the home and businesses.