Total E&P Indonesie selects Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced transport network solutions for mission-critical communications in Indonesia
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has secured a contract from Total E & P Indonesie, the Indonesian subsidiary of Paris-based Total Group, to deploy microwave radio transmission equipment, an optical networking solution and a network management system to expand and enhance the energy company’s mission-critical communications network.
The deployment will take place at Total E & P’s operational and gas processing facilities on East Kalimantan, an island located northeast of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Once in place the network will provide Total E&P Indonesie business and operations locations with dramatically increased network capacity and help ensure a greater degree of network reliability.
Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 9600 LSY, a best-in-class synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) wireless technology, as well as its Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) to enhance communications exchanges between sites for optimizing service delivery. Total E & P Indonesie will use Alcatel-Lucent’s optical and microwave solutions to expand its existing backbone and capillary networks, ensuring that all sites have access to vital business applications and data.
“We depend on Alcatel-Lucent to provide reliable solutions for our mission-critical business backbone” said Philippe Armand, President Director of Total E & P Indonesie. “Alcatel-Lucent has exceeded our expectations, delivering a comprehensive solution that includes best-in-class equipment as well as planning, installation and commissioning services.”
The new, expanded network has additional network elements that can serve as backups to minimize the impact of potential outages or failures at specific nodes. The solution also includes a web-based network management interface that enables more accurate monitoring of network migration and rapid identification and resolution of network faults. These features will help Total E & P Indonesie ensure the continuous operation of its systems.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s selection for this project demonstrates our growing role as a supplier to enterprises in key vertical markets, particularly the energy sector” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. “It also highlights our strong presence in Indonesia, where we have secured a number of key contracts over the past few months and are increasingly recognized as a leader in the regional telecommunications market.”
Total has been building its telecommunications infrastructure in Indonesia since 1999 and previously selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide key elements of that infrastructure such as microwave radio solutions and optical networking infrastructures to connect key sites.
Alcatel-Lucent has maintained its No. 1 position in the SDH long-distance microwave market worldwide, as well as in the optical networking market, for many years and in particular for mission-critical networks such as the one of Total E & P Indonesie.
With operations in more than 130 countries and 95,000 employees Total is the world’s fourth largest integrated oil and gas company. As a global multi-energy provider Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products). Total also produces base chemicals and specialty chemicals for the industrial and consumer markets and in addition, has interests in the coal mining and power generation sectors. Total is also helping to secure the future of energy through its commitment to developing renewable energies. Total group is based in Paris and has approximately 570,000 French individual shareholders with sales in 2006 reaching 153.8 billion Euros. For more information, visit Total on the internet: external linkhttp://www.total.com
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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