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Alcatel-Lucent to provide Japanese cable operator Tonami Satellite Communications Television with Ultra-Broadband Access solution
[November 19, 2013]

Alcatel-Lucent to provide Japanese cable operator Tonami Satellite Communications Television with Ultra-Broadband Access solution

Nov 19, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent (EuronextParis and NYSE: ALU) is to upgrade the current access network of Japanese cableoperator Tonami Satellite Communications Television to become a 100 percentfiber infrastructure.

Using Alcatel-Lucent's GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology,Tonami will be able to dramatically increase its current highest 120Mbpsdownlink high-speed Internet access by a factor of up to 20 times, replacingits existing HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) network in the process. This will allowTonami to improve its triple-play (TV, data, voice) service to its 42,000customers in Tonami City.

Key Facts : Alcatel-Lucent and systems integration partner Itochu Cable Systems willsupply Tonami Cable with its industry-leading (ISAM) product family includingthe 7360ISAM FX and 5520Access Management System to support GPON-enabled fiber-to-the-home(FTTH).

Tonami will be the first Japanese cable operator to use Alcatel-Lucent's7360 ISAM FX GPON-based solution to bring ultra-high speed Internet service tothe homes of the citizens of Tonami bundled with voice and TV-services likeHD-TV.

Tonami is migrating from Hybrid Fiber Coax ( HFC) to high-speed GPON-based FTTH in Japan, enabling high Internetaccess speeds, more reliable than HFC.

Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access,supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services.Alcatel-Lucent is involved in 100-plus FTTH deployments and more than 160 FTTHprojects worldwide, of which more than 140 are with GPON.

GPON technology is a key element in The ShiftPlan , Alcatel-Lucent's industrial strategy to become a specialist vendor ofIP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access.

Quotes: Tsuneharu Kawai, President of Tonami SatelliteCommunications Television, said: "We need to quickly migrate our currentlegacy HFC infrastructure to FTTH, to cope with the changing customer needs ofcable TV and high speed internet access services, for faster downloading,interactive gaming, cloud services, or to accommodate for the growing number of4K/8K TVs, tablets and smartphones at home. For this, we wanted an FTTHsolution that is globally proven and will allow us to easily move to 10G and40G. Alcatel-Lucent's GPON FTTH solution was a perfect fit for ourneeds." Martin Jordy, head of sales for the Asia-Pacific region ofAlcatel-Lucent, said: " Tonami is looking to upgrade its legacy HFC networkto keep pace with customer demand for super fast broadband and better services.With an estimated 27M cable TV subscribers, Tonami is demonstrating to the restof Japan's cable market that GPON is a cost-effective, long-term solution forthese needs. We're delighted to bring our technological leadership position asa global GPON provider to help Tonami achieve their goals." ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU) Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providingproducts and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadbandfixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprisesand institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation fromvoice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and informationis Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world'sforemost technology research institutes, responsible for countlessbreakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized byThomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MITTechnology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies".Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, beingnamed Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector inthe 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making globalcommunications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit ofthe company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on theParis and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company isincorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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