First, Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast multi-port micronode and vectoring 2.0 technologies enable telecom operators to leverage G.fast to accelerate FTTH deployments and bring gigabit speeds to residences using existing copper infrastructure, avoiding in-building cabling.
Second, Vplus products from Alcatel-Lucent fill the gap for operators between VDSL2 vectoring and G.fast to provide a cost-effective means of delivering ultra-broadband access at higher speeds over longer distances to more customers.
Third is the expansion to the TWDM-PON portfolio, including a new optical network unit for home deployment and enhancements to its FTTH platform that add switching and uplink capacity.
Alcatel-Lucent will also bring new features to its Network Management System to simplify the management and provisioning of GPON and TWDM technologies over the same fiber network.
By the end of 2015 over 40 million 4K TVs are expected to be in homes and by 2020 the number of connected devices is likely to reach 50-100 billion.
“Today’s world is going wireless, but wireless is going fixed. As customer demand for ultra-broadband access continues to increase, operators need a wide range of technology options to effectively meet evolving demands spanning residential, business and mobile backhaul services,” said Federico Guillén, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access business line.
“With 96 percent of all IP data worldwide associated with fixed access networks and over 75 percent of wireless data generated indoors, FTTH/x based fixed access networks are becoming the most critical asset for operators,” said Rupert Wood, lead analyst for Fixed Networks at Analysys Mason.