Tuesday, August 25, 2009

China Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS Backbone across Ten Provinces

China Telecom signed a centralized purchasing contract for Alcatel-Lucent to provide and maintain an IP/MPLS backbone across ten provinces (Guangxi, Hubei, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Guizhou, Gansu, Xinjiang and Shanghai). Completion of the project is set for October 2009. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) providing the bandwidth, scale and service awareness required to support the growing market for more personalized, broadband offerings such as IPTV, WebTV, Virtual Private Networks, and 3G/4G mobile. The contract which is part of the US$700 million framework agreement recently signed between China Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent, was awarded to Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com