Sunday, February 24, 2008

Brasil Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent

Brasil Telecom awarded a major contract to Alcatel-Lucent to provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the carrier internal plant (including wireless, wireline and data networks), as well as their outside plant.

Based on the agreement Alcatel-Lucent will take care of 100 percent of Brasil Telecom infrastructure, including detailed O&M for the operator's wireless network (voice, data and core); switches and transmission (for fixed land line); data communications and ADSL (core and access); satellite platform; infrastructure (building, AC/DC energy, air conditioning, towers and poles); network management systems; and technical support for all levels. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel-Lucent said the contract represents a milestone in Latin America as no other company in the region is responsible for the whole infrastructure of an operator.