Wednesday, July 27, 2005

TELUS Selects Alcatel's Ethernet-IP Service and Network Architecture

TELUS, the largest service provider in western Canada, will use key Alcatel technologies to support its build of a next generation Ethernet-IP service and network architecture.

TELUS plans to deploy Alcatel's Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) solution to expand its broadband access coverage and to increase the subscriber bandwidth. The Alcatel 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM Fiber to the Node (FTTN) will enable 20 Mbps to the end customer, with speeds in excess of 40 Mbps where ADSL2+ bonding is employed, and over 50 Mbps using VDSL2. These access rates will enable TELUS to market new advanced broadband services to consumer and business markets.

TELUS will also deploy the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch platform to deliver new Ethernet-IP services. Financial terms were not disclosed.