Monday, May 12, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Supplies ASON/GMPLS Optical Net for Tianjin Power

China's Tianjin Power, a municipal electricity provider, selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy an intelligent optical transport infrastructure to streamline energy and corporate operations.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution, using an intelligent control plane key for dynamic networking and traffic protection, will enable Tianjin Power to set up and tear down connections over its optical transport network in real-time for a wide range of applications including high-speed data backup and employee training sessions.

An intelligent control plane based on automatically switched optical network/generalized multi-protocol label switching (ASON/GMPLS) technology is key for dynamic networking and traffic protection. Its introduction over the Alcatel-Lucent 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC) that will be deployed in Tianjin Power's transport network will enable the unique in-service transformation from a centralized to a distributed restoration mechanism that offers superior network protection, operation and maintenance capabilities.

The contract was secured by Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's Chinese flagship company, and is the first deployment of this kind in the Asia-Pacific utility segment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With this deployment, Alcatel-Lucent further extends its more than 700 ASON/GMPLS-enabled optical cross-connects worldwide installed base, including Asia Netcom-China Netcom, Jiangsu Telecom-China Telecom (China), Embratel (Brazil), PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Indonesia), Telefonica (Spain) and VIOLA (Germany).