Wave7 Optics and SPIE Communications said that the Trident Optical Access Platform has been chosen for Sequantic – a municipal network in France that is slated to begin service next month. The network will mark the first public-based fiber-to-the-user (FTTU) open-access network dedicated to business in the Paris region.
The point-to-multipoint network is a project initiated by the Sipperec public consortium, which represents the electricity and telecom interests of about 1.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 86 municipalities around Paris. Sequantic will reach at least one business area in each municipality within the Sipperec members’ territory and provide high-speed external and internal connectivity.
Id-Reso will manage the network and will deploy Wave7’s Trident7 OLT solution configured for the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EPON standard. The Trident7 is a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) platform that delivers standards-based EPON and GPON technologies simultaneously from a single chassis. SPIE will provide delivery, implementation, support and maintenance services for the Trident7 solution.
A typical Sequantic business service package will offer symmetric data services of up to 1 Gbps with the Trident7 platform.
“PON networks are flexible and open and respect the criteria for transparency established by European directives,” said Jacques Poulet, president of Sipperec and mayor of Villetaneuse. “With a low entry cost, the Trident7 PON solution will enable local service providers to offer new services and innovative applications.”