Sunday, September 20, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Supplies Packet Transport for TIM in Brazil

TIM, one of the largest mobile carriers in Brazil, has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's packet optical transport and microwave packet radio technologies in metropolitan areas to support its 3G network while preparing for LTE. In addition, this solution simplifies the network for minimized operational expenditures. Alcatel-Lucent also is providing comprehensive professional services including consulting, network design, project management, installation and commissioning as part of the agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Alcatel-Lucent managed solution is based on its 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) and 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR), which are part of the Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META), implementing innovative features like T-MPLS and service driven adaptive modulation. The solution optimizes traffic transport and aggregation from the base stations to the core network handling multiple traffic types onto the same platform. Additionally, it automatically allocates the appropriate bandwidth to ensure services are delivered according to the required quality.