Thursday, September 17, 2009

Indosat selects Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul

PT Indosat, an Indonesian cellular provider serving more than 28.9 million subscribers, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build an IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul infrastructure to support next-generation mobile broadband services and offer premium IP services to its mobile customers.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7750 Service Router, 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR), all managed end-to-end by the 5620 Service Aware Manager. The Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS-based mobile solution enables Indosat to fully exploit the scalability and cost efficiencies of IP in the mobile backhaul network - from backbone to first mile. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"With a population of 234 million in Indonesia, we are experiencing extraordinary growth in both number of subscribers and traffic volume. Deploying Alcatel-Lucent's solution will help us prepare for emerging next-generation wireless network services and scale to meet bandwidth demand for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and eventually 4G," said Jin Tiong Lim, Group Head of Cellular Network Planning & Eng.Indosat.

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