Monday, June 16, 2008

BT Selects Alcatel-Lucent IP Service Router for 21CN Ethernet

BT has selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply its IP Service Router in an expanded role within its 21CN all-IP national rollout. Alcatel-Lucent is a preferred supplier to the 21CN project with the 7750 Service Router (SR) operational in many locations. The 7750 SR deployments will now be expanded in line with BT's announced customer-driven plans to extend its Ethernet services with additional points-of-presence in the metro elements of the network. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

Alcatel-Lucent said its IP Service Router enables BT to offer true Ethernet any-to-any, multi-site solutions as well as multiple classes of service on an on-demand and application-by-application basis. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent is also supplying professional services to BT 21CN, including development of automated programs to migrate subscribers to the new networks. It is also providing a service to manage provision of spares for BT's existing network under a single-point-of-contact multi-vendor contract.

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