Telefonica del Sur selects Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution to expand Triple Play services in Chile
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced an agreement with Telefonica del Sur, a leading provider of Internet-based multimedia and communication services in Latin America, to supply a converged IP/MPLS network that will deliver high quality data and Internet services to business and residential customers.
Covering a large area in southern Chile, Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS advanced network will enable Telefonica del Sur to benefit from a wider variety of service offerings and increased service flexibility. Telefonica del Sur will be able to provide triple play services to subscribers from regions that cover the cities of Concepción, Temuco, Valdivia, Osorno and Puerto Montt. Deployment is expected to begin in the summer of 2007, with service launch slated for early in Q4.
Alcatel-Lucent will install the 7750 Service Router for the backbone network. Network management will be handled by the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager, which automates tasks while supporting the introduction and administration of new services.
“With Alcatel-Lucent’s converged, all-IP, multiservice infrastructure, Telefonica del Sur is moving forward in its efforts to enhance customer satisfaction and to win new customers”, said Jorge Atton, CEO of Telefónica del Sur. “This new network, together with an aggressive deployment of urban optical fiber and IP DSL platform, will strengthen our competitiveness by offering subscribers a variety of converged services.”
“Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution gives Telefonica del Sur the service flexibility, continuity and richness that are critical to ensuring customer satisfaction and market leadership,” said Olivier Picard, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Europe and South activities. “Alcatel-Lucent also offers unparalleled triple play integration experience gained from more than 40 projects around the globe.”
According to data from Ovum-RHK for the global IP/MPLS Edge market, Alcatel-Lucent has strengthened its #2 position during the fourth quarter of 2006 and established itself as the clear alternative in IP by securing a solid #2 position for the full year. Over 160 service providers in more than 60 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation, including massive, multi-year projects at AT&T, BT and Telstra. In the past six months Alcatel-Lucent has announced new Service Provider IP transformation deployments at Cable & Wireless, China Mobile, CTM-Macau, Hawaiian Telcom, Indosat, SaskTel, Telefónica Latin America, Telecom Malagasy, Vodafone and Wind Telecommunications.
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