Time Warner Cable selects Alcatel microwave solution for service delivery in Texas
Paris, June 19, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has been selected by Time Warner Cable’s Southwest Division to facilitate the deployment of premium triple play services in Southwest Texas. As a result of this contract, Time Warner is using Alcatel’s microwave radios to extend their service by providing an alternate transport route to complement existing fiber deployments. Leveraging a broad portfolio of wireless technology and a turnkey approach to services, this application demonstrates Alcatel’s unique ability to meet the needs of the MSO (Multiple System Operator) market segment.
With intense competition for every customer, MSOs like Time Warner Cable are evolving their network infrastructure in order to expand their service reach. Alcatel’s microwave platform and turnkey deployment will enable the cable operator to cost-effectively turn up enhanced voice and data services, in addition to video, in markets that are currently underserved.
“The cable market has become increasingly competitive, driving cable operators to expand and enrich their service offerings,” said Tom Eggemeier, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alcatel’s wireless transmission activities in North America. “This contract with Time Warner Cable is an example of Alcatel’s ability and commitment to leverage our technology and thought leadership to address the specific needs of MSO customers.”
Alcatel’s robust portfolio of point-to-point wireless transmission solutions includes low, medium and high capacity microwave radios for voice, video and data (IP, ATM, Fast Ethernet) communications. Supporting a full range of frequency bands and network configurations, Alcatel’s wireless transmission systems are managed by a unified and fully integrated network management platform, as well as through the simplified network management protocol (SNMP). Alcatel has installed more than 400,000 microwave radios in over 150 countries.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com
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