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Portuguese cable operator ZON Multimedia selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy GPON-based fiber-optic network

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

FTTH Council Europe (Lisbon), February 24, 2010— Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by ZON Multimedia, the leader of the Pay TV market in Portugal, to supply the active equipments necessary for the deployment of a gigabit passive optical network (GPON)-based fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) architecture that will support the delivery of a wide range of next-generation broadband services – such as advanced high-definition television (HDTV) services, VoIP and video on demand.

ZON Multimedia will leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s award-winning GPON platform in new expansion areas and in a network development environment where HFC/FTTH technologies coexist. ZON Multimedia will also rely on Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in professional services -including installation, OSS integration, commissioning services and maintenance.

“Having over 1.5 million customers, ZON is the largest pay-TV operator in Portugal. As a leader, we want to keep on providing end-users with the best solutions on the market,” said Paulo Ribeiro, Board Member of ZON TV Cabo. “Though our network is very competitive and allowing us to successfully offer bandwidth-demanding services, such as HDTV and high-speed Internet, we decided to explore parallel ways to bring the best of multimedia applications to our customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s proven GPON solution and its experience in deploying fiber networks will help us introduce this new technology into our network – enabling us to expand our product and services offer to our customers. This technological option of investing on FTTH in geographical areas still with no coverage was already part of our plans of geographic expansion and it was already foreseen on our investment plans. It is our expectation to keep up with the annual rhythm of the networks extension of 50 to 100 thousand homes passed within the next years,” he added.

“Supporting a major cable operator like ZON Multimedia to introduce GPON into its network highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s unique ability to propose innovative solutions which meet each customer’s specific needs. Alcatel-Lucent is actively engaged to help cable operators transform their access networks into a cost-effective, service-oriented platform,” said Federico Guillén, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities for Spain and Portugal.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) GPON-based platform, which smoothly integrates with legacy voice and RF video networks. Alcatel-Lucent is also supplying its 5520 Access Management System (AMS) as well as a range of optical network terminals (ONTs) to install at the end-users’ premises, and will provide ZON Multimedia with its comprehensive professional services expertise – including deployment, integration and maintenance.

Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in the fixed broadband access market, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is currently involved in over 95 FTTH projects worldwide, over 80 of which are with GPON.

About ZON Multimedia
ZON Multimedia, listed on the main Portuguese stock index, PSI-20 index, is the leader of the Pay TV market in Portugal and the country’s second largest Internet provider. ZON Multimedia has 1,595 million TV clients, 594,000 broadband and 529,000 fixed line customers. ZON Multimedia is Portugal’s leading provider of triple play solutions, offering multiple services across several platforms: cable, satellite and mobile. Additionally, the company is Portugal’s leading content distribution and cinema exhibition company. For more information, visit ZON at

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
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