Alcatel-Lucent keeps #1 position in broadband access market

Alcatel-Lucent has hit another home run following previous exciting news and events.

DSLAM is a hardware, it can be big or small. And of course, it has built-in software.

It is a broadband technology. It is meant for connecting multiple DSL into the Internet backbone.

Press Release:

Kuala Lumpur, July 9, 2007 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that industry analyst firm Dell’Oro has reported Alcatel-Lucent’s continued market leadership in DSL as well as IP DSLAM shipments at the end of the first quarter of 2007.

With a 26% cumulative market share the company leads the IP DSLAM market for the second consecutive quarter. For general DSL shipments, Alcatel-Lucent also confirms its leadership position with a cumulative market share of 41%, significantly more than double that of the second ranked competitor. In the first quarter of 2007, Alcatel-Lucent had shipped over 7.3 million DSL lines, resulting in a total of more than 133 million DSL lines shipped.

With more than 150 customers deploying its ISAM product portfolio, including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world, Alcatel-Lucent continues to be the undisputed leader in the DSL market. Alcatel-Lucent brings its customers the strongest product portfolio in all access segments, substantial and ongoing investment in innovation and technology, business consultancy programs, and an unparalleled experience in supporting very large, complex end-to-end deployments in all regions worldwide.

About Alcatel-Lucent:

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales].

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But the broadband situation is not really something fantastic in the local scene.

Streamyx (in the local scene) is not living up to expectation especially for home package. It seems to have bottlenecks at the routing side.

The survey by MMU students shows that broadband services in Malaysia is quite bad.

Perhaps Streamyx hasn't been investing too much on the DSLAM. But as outsiders, we could never speculate accurately.