Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Portugal Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent's HLN Strategy

Portugal Telecom has awarded a three-year agreement to Alcatel-Lucent to extend the capacity of its IP/MPLS network to support existing and new services to its growing customer base. PT will evolve its converged IP/MPLS network based on Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture.

The architecture will leverage an all-IP network layered with embedded intelligence and application awareness that improves the end-users experience as well as PT's ability to bring new services to market more efficiently. The platform will also enable Portugal Telecom to implement 100 Gigabit Ethernet, L2/L3 mobile backhaul and IPv6 services.

Specifically, Alcatel-Lucent will enhance PT's use of the 7750 Service Router, managed by the 5620 Service Aware Manager, to become the converged service edge for consumer Internet, IPTV and VoIP services, Carrier Ethernet VPNs services for enterprises and mobile backhaul services. The new, distributed architecture locates the IP service edge functionality at the edge of networks, close to subscribers, providing a significant increase in bandwidth per subscriber.