Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to transform the fixed ultra-broadband network of the Telekom Austria subsidiary A1, using its fixed access, IP routing and optical transport technologies. The deployment will enable A1 Telekom Austria to accelerate the rollout of high-quality, high-bandwidth services and deliver on the national broadband initiative goal of connecting 99 percent of homes at 100 megabits-per-second speeds.

Today already half of Austria’s population has access to data speeds of 100 megabits-per-second, but A1 Telekom Austria aims to increase network capacity and speed to deliver on the national broadband initiative goal, while ensuring all household multimedia needs are met in terms of capacity, access speed and quality.

To meet this objective, A1 Telekom Austria will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative and Vplus ultra-broadband access technologies, enabling the acceleration of fiber-to-the-building and fiber-to-the-Cabinet deployments while delivering substantially faster data speeds to subscribers using its existing copper infrastructure. Additionally the convergence of its IP and optical network, using Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core and routing technologies, will drive simplification and transform operations, allowing A1 to realize new cost efficiencies.