Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Telefónica Selects Alcatel for Network Buildout

Telefónica de España selected Alcatel to provide access, aggregation and optical networking solutions for its continued broadband rollout. Financial terms were not disclosed.

For broadband access, Alcatel will provide its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform, which offers interfaces ranging from ADSL 2+ to VDSL.

In the aggregation network, the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch will enable Telefónica to offer corporate access services and virtual private networks based on MPLS, on a national level. The solution's unique hierarchical quality of service (H-QoS) capabilities mean that Telefónica can differentiate the traffic it carries, guaranteeing varying classes of service levels, and optimizing bandwidth.

For the transport network, Alcatel will provide its dense and coarse WDM optical networking equipment to deliver triple play services, Storage Area Network (SAN) extension and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Based on its 1692 Metrospan Edge and 1696 Metrospan, the Alcatel WDM solution enables to multiply up to 32 times the capacity of the rings to transport all types of signals with guaranteed security and quality of service.

  • In May, Ericsson announced that Telefónica de España has selected it as supplier for its metro DWDM optical network.