Chorus Picks Alcatel-Lucent, Comptel for Fiber Fulfillment, Inventory

By Craig Galbraith Comments

Chorus, New Zealand's largest telecommunications infrastructure company, has selected Alcatel-Lucent and Comptel Corp. to provide a new fiber fulfillment and inventory solution for Chorus' open-access fiber services.

The solution is expected to help retail service providers in New Zealand create new services and deliver a great customer experience using the new Ultra Fast Broadband network.

Chorus is in the process of rolling out Ultra Fast Broadband to about three-quarters of the country. Once complete, Chorus will deploy 17,000 kilometers of new fiber-optic cables to areas covering about 70 percent of the homes and businesses within the UFB Fiber to the Home footprint.

Chorus says it works with many different phone and Internet providers to facilitate access to the Chorus network and assists retail service providers to develop innovative new products and services for both residential broadband and business services in areas such as health care and education.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s successful collaboration with the National Broadband Network initiative in Australia, combined with our specific local knowledge, made us the logical choice to lead this important project for Chorus," said Andrew Miller, managing director of Alcatel-Lucent in New Zealand. "Providing a fulfillment and inventory system that is easily adaptable to the ultrafast broadband needs of Chorus’ customers is critical to the success of the network rollout."

“This deployment with Chorus demonstrates the continued traction of our Next Generation Fulfillment strategy, and we’re looking forward to seeing through the customer’s high-speed broadband roll-out in New Zealand," said Kari Jokela, vice president, Asia-Pacific, Comptel. "Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise as a leading systems integrator complements Comptel’s flexible approach to service design, combined with our delivery capabilities, providing a fulfillment solution perfectly suited to Chorus’ unique requirements."

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