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May 27, 2011

MTNL Selects Alphion GPON Equipment
By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

Alphion (News - Alert) Corporation recently announced that the Indian state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and Delhi, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has selected Alphion GPON technology for the first phase of the deployment of triple-play Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services in its next generation network.

In a release, Dr. Bharat P. Dave, Alphion Chairman, President and CEO said that “The MTNL FTTP deployment is another testament to our commitment to customer focus, quality, and reliability. Alphion continues to be the leading supplier in the nationwide roll-out of FTTH networks in the India Telecom Network.” Alphion currently provides a full spectrum of broadband access solutions that support complete end-to-end access networks, offering multiple-play IP based broadband services such as VoIP, high-speed Internet, IPTV, and Video-On-Demand.

The Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) product family consists of state-of-the-art Optical Line Terminal (OLT), Optical Network Terminals and passive optical splitters. The Alphion OLT has 40 GPON ports per shelf and supports a unique, low cost fiber path protection architecture particularly well suited for the India market. The company displayed Alphion its full line of GPON equipment at the FTTH Annual Conference which took place in New Delhi, India during the 25th and 26th of May.

The solutions from Alphion GPON help with the convergence of wireless and wire-line networks making it suitable not only for distribution of multiple-play voice, high speed Internet, data and video services but also ideal for backhaul of WiMax, 2G/3G/4G cellular and future wireless networks.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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