Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Australia's AAPT Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Merge Networks

AAPT, one of Australia's three largest telecommunications companies and part of the Telecom New Zealand Group, has selected Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS Terabit Service Router Platform. AAPT, which merged with PowerTel in 2007, is consolidating its two network platforms increasing capacity and enhancing the overall flexibility of the network. This project is expected to be completed in May 2009. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its IP/MPLS Terabit Service Routing portfolio including the 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), the 7750 Service Router (SR) and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) platform. The Alcatel-Lucent 7450 ESS will enable AAPT to offer carrier grade Ethernet VPN services while the 7750 SR will enhance IP capacity and service flexibility within the network; the 5620 SAM will streamline network commissioning, service activation, service troubleshooting and OSS integration enabling AAPT to rapidly deploy and flexibly manage advanced enterprise services. http://www.alcatel-lucent.comhttp://home.aapt.com.au