Bulgaria’s Vivacom to offer customers an exceptional video and Internet experience with Alcatel-Lucent’s broadband access solution
Using Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution, Vivacom will help Bulgaria meet the European Union’s Digital Agenda goals for next-generation broadband access.
Paris, July 12, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vivacom, Bulgaria’s leading communications services provider, are upgrading the operator’s broadband network to bring subscribers video, voice and data services comparable to the best available throughout the European Union.
To meet the goals of the EU’s Digital Agenda for next generation broadband access, Vivacom is deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution. In addition to providing 1 000,000 Bulgarian households with higher connection speeds as well as increased service reliability, the service provider will also benefit from a reduction in operating costs.
Bulgaria supports the EU’s Digital Agenda which has set goals of providing speeds of 100 Mbps to half of European households and 30 Mbps to all European households by 2020. The large increase in available broadband speeds is necessary to support faster download and upload speeds coming from high-definition video, 3D television and interactive gaming, multimedia communication, public online services, machine-to-machine communications, and user-created content. Vivacom will be providing 100 Mbps to customers in the cities of Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv in 2012 – with additional cities to follow.
Bernard Moscheni, Vivacom CEO said: “Vivacom is successfully implementing its program for network development, focused on guaranteeing a better customer experience as well as supporting Bulgaria in meeting its commitments to the European Union. Our partnership with Alcatel-Lucent – one of the leaders in this domain – will enable us to improve our product and services offerings to our customers.”
Luc Patie, Alcatel-Lucent Director in Bulgaria said: “As the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services, Alcatel-Lucent will bring best practices and solid experience to support Vivacom in continuing to upgrade its network.”
Alcatel-Lucent is providing Vivacom with its industry-leading Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) product family – including the Alcatel-Lucent 7302 ISAM – a cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage NetworkTM architecture. Visit our website to find out how Alcatel-Lucent is delivering faster broadband across the globe with a full toolkit of fiber and advanced copper solutions to“get to fast, faster”.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.