VDSL2 Micro-Nodes

Micro-nodes bring ultra-broadband to any user

New micro-nodes enrich access portfolio by enabling cost-effective coverage of any location

Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its fixed access portfolio with micro-nodes that can deliver ultra-broadband services from any location. We now offer a full range of ultra-broadband solutions based on fiber and VDSL2 vectoring technologies. These solutions can help you seamlessly blend different technologies and deployment models to quickly and cost-effectively bring ultra-broadband service to any user.

What are micro-nodes?
Micro-nodes are small, fixed-access node systems that use VDSL2 vectoring to deliver ultra-broadband services to small numbers of end users. Silent and discreet, micro-nodes can be easily deployed in any location that is conveniently close to users and cost-effective for the service provider.

Feeding bandwidth-hungry communities

Alcatel-Lucent Ultra-Broadband solutions help you meet the growing demand for bandwidth while addressing the unique needs of every community.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for bringing more bandwidth to more people. That’s why we’ve built solutions that let you mix and match the strengths of diverse technologies and deployment models — from FTTN with vectoring to FTTH and everything in between. You can take advantage of this flexibility to choose the best approach for every city, street and user.

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Bring ultra-broadband to any location

Our new VDSL2 vectoring micro-nodes provide cost-efficient solutions for locations where other options simply aren’t economical. With micro-nodes, you can deliver ultra-broadband service from telephone poles, manholes, walls and basements — anywhere users need it. This helps you avoid the high cost of deploying FTTH or a cabinet with VDSL2 vectoring to serve just a small pocket of users.

Micro-nodes offer other important advantages. They can be passively cooled – and thus absolutely silent. They are small and unobtrusive. They can be powered remotely. What’s more, you don’t need building permits or lengthy approval processes to deploy them.

To maximize your options, we offer a series of micro-nodes that are capable of covering 48, 16 – or even just 1 – subscribers. These nodes give you more choice and flexibility relative to powering (remote or reverse), uplinks (GPON or GE), mounting and service ports.

Take on unique deployment challenges with custom micro-node configurations

Every deep-fiber deployment is unique. Requirements vary widely as nodes get smaller and move closer to end users. To bring more bandwidth to more people, you may have to deploy micro-nodes in different locations, environments and configurations. You need flexibility to cope with each deployment challenge and optimize your micro-node business case.

We’re addressing this need with the industry’s first-ever customization program for micro-nodes. With our micro-node Custom Configuration (MC2) program, we can assess your unique requirements and provide a solution that fits your exact needs. Our micro-nodes can be adapted to meet requirements relating to form factor, environmental concerns, and look and feel. We can also design custom cabinets and enclosures if your deployment calls for a non-sealed solution.

Get expert support for your business case and roll out

We know it takes a significant investment to build an ultra-broadband infrastructure. So we make sure you get it right the first time by providing expert support for your business case and roll out.

Our Bell Labs consulting services will help you build and optimize your ultra-broadband business case. We’ll work with you to select the right mix of deployment models and technologies so that you can connect your subscribers in the most cost-effective way possible.

Our professional services teams are ready to assist you with your roll out. We can provide complete project lifecycle support or help you take on specific challenges relating to engineering, site selection, integration, installation or maintenance.

Get to fast, faster

Broadband users want to connect with friends and family, enjoy new entertainment experiences, and reap the benefits of e-heath and e-learning services. Our new micro-nodes, custom configurations and expert support give you more ways to deliver the speed and bandwidth these users need. With Alcatel-Lucent Ultra-Broadband solutions, you can choose a mix of technologies and deployment models that will help you reduce costs and get to fast, faster.