Monday, January 13, 2014

SFR Picks Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade

SFR has selected Alcatel-Lucent to transition its optical network to all-IP transport.

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged WDM/OTN/Packet based-platform together wit its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for seamless management for both the IP and Optical portfolio.  Alcatel-Lucent will also deliver design, professional services, installation and commissioning services.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

SFR already uses Alcatel-Lucent's 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) and 7750 Service Routers (SR) for residential and business services.

"Alcatel-Lucent and SFR have a working relationship that extends back over decades.  We understand their existing network and the issues they are facing because we supplied their original SDH optical network.  We are in a unique position to provide for SFR an efficient and seamless transition to IP transport cloud-optimized metro transport to enable the delivery of ultra-broadband and cloud services," stated Olivier Gordien of Alcatel-Lucent.