Telmex puts Alcatel-Lucent to work for its broadband network expansion

Telmex has put wireline broadband on its list as a key initiative, one that includes a mix of hybrid copper/fiber and Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks. To reach that goal, the service provider is leveraging VDSL2 and GPON equipment, including its ISAM platforms from Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) to deliver a suite of higher broadband data and video services.

Alcatel-Lucent VDSL2

ADSL2 demo video (Source: Alcatel-Lucent)

Serving as a means to backhaul and manage its broadband and video traffic, Telmex will also deploy IP/MPLS Carrier Ethernet solution.

The agreement with Alcatel-Lucent is part of Telmex's broader effort to expand VDSL2 and fiber-based broadband to connect what it says will be millions of homes to high speed broadband services.

In late 2010, the service provider began upgrading its wireline broadband network with up to 20 Mbps speed capabilities to more effectively compete with cable competitors.

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