Sunday, February 11, 2007

Vodafone Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Network Convergence in Spain

Vodafone will migrate all networking services in Spain onto an Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS based network. The converged network will support broadband data services (GPRS and 3G), signaling and billing traffic, 3G voice traffic as well as future multimedia evolutions.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing Vodafone with an IP/MPLS core and edge network solution based on its next generation Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7710 Service Router along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager.

Alcatel-Lucent said the IP/MPLS implementation will enable Vodafone to optimize the use of bandwidth in its IP core network, dynamically adapting to the bandwidth needs depending on the volume of data and the type of traffic transmitted. Additionally, its intelligent service management capabilities will allow the operator to guarantee reliability and end-to-end quality, and to diversify its offering by establishing differentiated quality of service levels based on the type of client or the use of the network.