Monday, August 3, 2009

NTT Com Deploys Alcatel-Lucent for MPLS IPv4/IPv6 VPN Service

NTT Communications has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's service router solution as the base for its MPLS-based IP VPN service, which now supports both IPv4 and IPv6 ( dual stack mode) for enterprise users. The service is Japan's first commercial IPv6 compatible IP-VPN service based on MPLS.

NTT Com first deployed the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) in 2007 to support its IP-VPN IPv4-based service. NTT Com has again chosen Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its network to allow both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic to be used on a single network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This represents a key milestone in the Japanese market with NTT Com launching its IPv4/IPv6 dual stack service," said Martin Jordy, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Japan activities. "With our market-leading service router solution, we will continue to help NTT Com and its enterprise customers take advantage of the efficient and reliable advanced network services offered with this next generation Internet protocol."

  • In July, Alcatel-Lucent announced that NTT DOCOMO had selected its Ethernet transmission solution to provide the backhaul network of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alcatel-Lucent said its packet optical gear will provide NTT DOCOMO with cost-effective and flexible Ethernet-based aggregation and transport from the base stations to the core network. Specifically, the Alcatel-Lucent solution, based on the 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) and its universal switching technology, will provide multipoint Ethernet connections between cell sites supported by strong operations, administration and maintenance capabilities, as well as carrier-class protection and network management.