Telekom Austria A1 to invest in fixed broadband network transformation

A1 Telekom
A1, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria, is set to transform its fixed broadband network by making investment in Alcatel-Lucent’s and Vplus broadband access technologies.

The investment and deployment will enable A1 Telekom Austria to accelerate the rollout of high-bandwidth services. The goal of the national broadband initiative is to connect 99 percent of homes at 100 megabits-per-second speeds from 50 percent at present.

A1 Telekom Austria aims to increase network capacity and speed, while ensuring all household multimedia needs are met in terms of capacity, access speed and quality.

“We are committed to providing our customers the highest broadband speeds and the highest quality of experience,” said Marcus Grausam, chief technical officer of A1 Telekom Austria.

Alcatel-Lucent’s and Vplus broadband access technologies will be enabling the acceleration of fiber-to-the-building and fiber-to-the-Cabinet deployments while delivering substantially faster data speeds to subscribers using its existing copper infrastructure.

The convergence of its IP and optical network, using Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core and routing technologies, will drive simplification and transform operations, allowing A1 to realize new cost efficiencies.

Telekom Austria is one of the first telecom network operators to deploy and connect live customers using Vplus, a DSL technology that allows operators to achieve aggregate speeds of 200 Mbps and more over copper at distances of up to 500 meters and 300 Mbps over distances shorter than 250 meters.

Besides the Alcatel-Lucent IP core and edge routing technologies already installed in A1 Telekom Austria’s network, Alcatel-Lucent will introduce 7750 SR-a to enhance network capacity and prepare the network for increasing data demands.

Alcatel-Lucent will also renovate A1’s WDM backbone using the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and 400G PSE wavelength technology together with GMPLS support.

Baburajan K
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