Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Wins Biggest Share of China Telecom's OTN Project

Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell has been selected as the top provider of converged optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology, winning 70 percent market share in the 10G sector in China Telecom’s most recent central bidding process, its largest such tender to date. Under the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will increase the capacity of China Telecom’s optical transport network, expanding it to reach all of China’s major cities.

Alcatel-Lucent will supply China Telecom with its 100G-ready converged OTN/WDM technology employed in the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and the Photonic Service Engine (PSE) chip. With the 1830 PSS, China Telecom will be able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The network supports the national "Broadband China" program, which aims to deliver high-speed broadband connections to more than 250 million urban and rural homes by 2015.


  • In June 2012, Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that China Telecom will deploy its IP/MPLS solution to enable high-bandwidth video and data broadband services under the "Broadband China" project. The project will leverage the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio, including the 7750 SR-12 and 7750 SR-7, as the Broadband Network Gateway to deliver high-performance service and subscriber management capabilities. In conjunction with the 7750 SR, the Alcatel-Lucent 7705 Service Aggregation Routers (SAR) (including the 7705 SAR-M, 7705 SAR-8, and 7705 SAR-18) will deliver an optimized IP/MPLS mobile backhaul, leveraging common SR-OS software, to address China Telecom’s 2G, 3G, and future LTE mobile broadband needs.