Alcatel-Lucent has been selected as sole supplier to build the network of the cable operator of the Extremadura region in Western Spain. The regional development consortium Sociedad Promotora de Telecomunicaciones de Extremadura (SPTE) awarded the contract to Alcatel-Lucent.

The contract involves designing, deploying and integrating an end-to-end fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. In a first phase it will enable connecting 134,000 households in the four most populated municipalities of Extremadura (Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida and Plasencia) and will provide ultra high-speed Internet services with bandwidths up to 100 Mbps, multimedia and digital TV, as well as voice and other communications services. The investment foreseen for this initial phase of the project will reach $86 million Euro.

The end-to-end network that Alcatel-Lucent will deploy, builds on the company’s expertise in gigabit passive optical networking (GPON), IP/MPLS aggregation, as well as packet optical and WDM transport. In addition, this contract involves the design and integration that will provide Extremadura’s inhabitants with advanced, multimedia services over Alcatel-Lucent’s MiViewTV interactive TV platform.

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