Alcatel-Lucent seals GPON deal in Japan

Suo Cable Net, a Japanese cable-TV operator, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to integrate and deploy a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON).

Suo Cable will use the new network to roll out high speed internet and video services later this month.
The widely used Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Networks, current in Japan, support only 1Gb/s downstream bit rates compared to the 2.5Gb/s downstream capabilities of the GPON equipment, increasing Suo Cables delivery to its customers.

Alcatel-Lucent will use its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fibre-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) solution to multiplex video and data services direct to the user's home via a single fibre. Japan currently claims more than 10 million subscribers have fibre connections direct to the home.