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Alcatel-Lucent facilitates Shanghai Telecomís IPTV project with IP address management software solutions


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Shanghai Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom has deployed itís VitalQIPģ DHCP & IP Address Management software for the carrierís IPTV service, which is the largest in mainland China. The contract was won by Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucentís flagship company in China.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and IP Address Management software tools help streamline and increase the ability and capacity of the core network to dynamically assign IP addresses and convert domain names into IP addresses, thus enabling more efficient use of network resources. Alcatel-Lucentís VitalQIP could provide IP addresses assignment and management service for applications such as broadband network and IPTV. Alcatel-Lucentís VitalQIP is one of the fastest DHCP solutions in the world andthe speed could reach over 1000 DHCP/s. This is the first application of Alcatel-Lucentís VitalQIPģ DHCP & IP Address Management software in China.

As one of China Telecom groupís IPTV demonstration projects, Shanghai Telecom is the first operator using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology in an IPTV network. Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel Shanghai Bell provides VitalQIP software and related services, which include consulting, implementation, management and maintenance as well as a training program to Shanghai Telecom to help set up the carrier class DHCP platform. At present, a total of 300,000 Shanghai Telecom subscribers could have distributed IP addresses utilizing this platform.

ďAs a flagship subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel Shanghai Bell can fully utilize the companyís international resources to ensure that Shanghai Telecomís IPTV service best serves Chinese customers and makes this first DHCP project in Chinaís carrier market a success.Ē said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel Shanghai Bell and Alcatel-Lucentís Asia Pacific activities.ďMoreover, the project could be an important demonstration to China Telecomís next generation transformation of metro area network.Ē

Alcatel-Lucent has previously announced that it is providing IP/MPLS solutions, including the 7750 Service Router, and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch for Shanghai Telecomís IP transformation projects. The company also announced that its media gateways, media gateway controllers, and signalling gateways were being deployed as part of the carriers NGN program.


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