Thursday, June 29, 2006

Italy's Fastweb Selects Alcatel Optical Gear

Alcatel was awarded a multi million EUR contract by Italy's Fastweb to supply its convergent Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems and 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC). The new equipment will be managed by the existing Alcatel 1350 management suite, a portfolio of applications to manage packet, TDM and wavelength connectivity services.

Fastweb was selected by Consip as provider for fixed voice services and IP connectivity for the Italian public administration. Alcatel's solution will enable Fastweb to dramatically enhance its network capacity and support the increased traffic loads driven by this new project for central and local public administration.