Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Türk Telekom Selects Alcatel-Lucent for ASON/GMPLS Optical

Türk Telekom has awarded a EUR 21.6 million contract to Alcatel-Lucent to deploy an optical network using an intelligent control plane. The ASON/GMPLS technology employed for the project will enable automatic traffic provisioning for enhanced network protection, operation and maintenance. This will help Türk Telekom further optimize its efficiency in network resource utilization to deliver existing and new services, such as Ethernet-based services, to business and residential users, while protecting its previous investments.

Under the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its optical networking solution with intelligent control plane in the cities of Ankara, Adana, Istanbul and Izmir. The intelligent control plane, which is based on automatically switched optical network/generalized multi-protocol label switching (ASON*/GMPLS) technology, will run over Alcatel-Lucent 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC) platforms in Türk Telekom's core transport network.
Furthermore, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems to extend the current transport infrastructure, based on Alcatel-Lucent's synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technologies. The existing Alcatel-Lucent 1350 management suite - providing all the administration, configuration, fault prevention and security management capacity required to operate this type of networks - will manage the new equipment.

With this deployment, Alcatel-Lucent exceeds more than 700 ASON/GMPLS-enabled optical cross-connects rolled out worldwide.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com