Record quarter: Alcatel-Lucent ships more than 1 million GPON ports in 2Q’12

Driven by the rapid expansion of its gigabit passive optical network (GPON) activities in China and the US, Alcatel-Lucent has reported a record quarter for its GPON business: in Q2’12, the company shipped more than 1 million GPON ports – an all-time high for Alcatel-Lucent.

Reporting and commenting on Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON business figures – which outperform the overall GPON market growth – analyst firms Dell’Oro and Infonetics confirm that the company is the only GPON vendor with a leading position in all four regions.

In APAC, Alcatel-Lucent has made big progress on the China market – where the company is the number-1 supplier of GPON gear to China Telecom as well as China Unicom.

In the Americas too, Alcatel-Lucent is running the GPON deployments of the largest service providers – such as Oi (Brazil), Telmex (Mexico), and Verizon (US).

In Europe, Alcatel-Lucent leads in terms of GPON deployments with Western European operators, and has now started to expand its business in Eastern Europe as well – as is shown by the recent contract win with Vivacom (Bulgaria).

Finally, in the Middle East and Africa, Alcatel-Lucent has actively been working on the development of new fiber business too; last quarter’s win with Telkom South Africa is a concrete proof point of this.

Alcatel-Lucent’s ongoing success in the GPON market builds on its award-winning Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM)-based GPON solution. Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM family – a key building block of the company’s High Leverage Network (HLN) – has been deployed by more than 250 service providers around the world, and includes more than 160 FTTH projects (encompassing EPON, GPON and point-to-point fiber). For more info, please visit our “Get to Fast, Faster” campaign pages.

Dave Geary, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access activities commented “It is exciting to see that our innovative, market-leading FTTH solutions are resonating with our customers, which is evidenced by the fact that we are growing faster than the market. The combination of recent wins with service providers around the world and renewed orders from existing customers shows that the industry appreciates our continued commitment to fiber-based access. It tells me that we have the right set of products to cover their concrete needs, and help them to ‘Get to Fast, Faster’.”

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