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Alcatel-Lucent builds IP-VPN services for NTT Communications in Japan


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it was selected by NTT Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTT Group in charge of long distance calls, international services and data communication in Japan, to supply IP service routers to support NTT Communications’ IP-VPN services.

Following a year-long extensive test and evaluation process, NTT Communications selected the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) solution for its service-aware capabilities, unique non-stop routing functionality, excellent stability and high level of interoperability. In addition, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR is compliant with IPv6 standards that have become mandatory in Japan’s telecommunications industry. The Alcatel-Lucent solution will allow NTT Communications to take advantage of the reduced outage and maintenance time to bring down operation costs.

NTT Communications selected Alcatel-Lucent because the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR is the solution that allows carriers to provide non-stop service to their customers with an extremely high level of reliability. Alcatel-Lucent’s global experience and carrier-class IP transformation solution will help NTT Communications maximize its network’s potential and deliver innovative and differentiating services to satisfy end-users’ current and future needs.

“Alcatel-Lucent brings its worldwide experience and expertise in major IP network and service transformation projects to this partnership with NTT Communications,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific activities. “Together, we are building the most reliable IP-VPN service to satisfy a very demanding customer base. It’s an honor for us to collaborate with NTT Communications in Japan.”

This is the second commercial deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s industry leading 7750 IP/MPLS Service Routers within a subsidiary of the NTT Group.

Over 180 service providers in more than 70 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. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent was #2 in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment in Q2 2007, with 21% market share, and is the fastest-growing edge router vendor in the world. Alcatel-Lucent recently introduced the world’s first comprehensive Service Routing Certification Program to educate the next generation of IP networking professionals. Find out more at:


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