Sunday, July 10, 2011

China Telecom Awards 100G IP Routing Contract to Alcatel-Lucent

China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent's IP routing and 100G technology for upgrades to its network. The contract was secured by Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China.

Specifically, China Telecom is using Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Routers and 5620 Service Aware Manager portfolio to increase overall data speeds and support the prioritization of different kinds of internet traffic such as video, applications and voice.

Wei Leping, chairman of China Telecom Science & Technology Committee, said: "With the continuously booming broadband demand in the future, it's very crucial to maintain the network quality for smoothly delivering the applications. The Alcatel-Lucent solutions not only ensure our service quality but also give us the flexibility to upgrade to 100G smoothly in the future." By deploying Alcatel-Lucent's 100G solutions, the broadband network can handle tasks such as the transfer of 100,000 MP3 files in 60 seconds or the concurrent live streaming of over 15,000 HDTV channels.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the Asia Pacific region said: "Alcatel-Lucent first demonstrated 100G technology to China Telecom in September 2010 under very rigorous, real-world conditions, and our service router portfolio delivered exceptionally high quality and efficiency. This successful performance has made us the vendor of choice to partner with China Telecom in this high-growth market and support the first 100G deployment in China, and also led us to the winning of 46% market share in the IP bidding."

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