Tuesday, October 25, 2005

China Netcom selects Alcatel for Nationwide NGN

China Netcom selected Alcatel Shanghai Bell to carry out a full-scale evolution towards Next Generation Network (NGN) across all 31 provinces of China. The contract also covers deploying tandem and local NGN networks in two provinces. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel will supply its IMS-compliant NGN solution including the Alcatel 5020 Softswitch, the Alcatel 7500 family of media gateways and the Alcatel multi-service access gateways.

As part of the agreement, Alcatel will also support China Netcom in transforming its existing fixed network in Heilongjiang Province to intelligence network with NGN technology. http://www.alcatel.com

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