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Vietnam’s VTN selects Alcatel-Lucent’s IP and optical solutions for network transformation


Paris. – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has signed two contracts with Vietnam Telecom National (VTN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Corporation Group (VNPT), to help the operator transform its network. Alcatel-Lucent will provide its IP and optical solutions enabling VTN to meet the increased capacity requirements driven by new service demands.

“The backbone network is critical as we proceed with our IP transformation,” said Mr. Duong Van Trieu, director of VTN. “Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio offers unmatched performance and advanced service-oriented features, making it the ideal choice as we roll out a new generation services.”

“Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent‘s technologies, we optimize traffic transmission and allocate capacity dynamically, when and where the economics proves in, without any service interruption,”Van Trieu added.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide its industry-leading IP/MPLS solutions, including the 7750 Service Router(SR) and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM).Alcatel-Lucent’s flexible and reliable IP/MPLS infrastructure will provide VTN with massive scalability, bandwidth on demand as well as increased service level guarantees.

Leveraging its packet optical transport and Zero Touch Photonics offering, Alcatel-Lucent will also supply its 1850 Transport Service Switch (1850 TSS) and 1830 Photonic Service Switch (1830 PSS). Operating at 40 Gbps, the solution will allow VTN to respond to end-user needs faster and more efficiently while minimizing capital and operational expenditures.The solution provides VTN with a versatile and easy-to-operate infrastructure for provisioning services on-demand and for raising the service quality benchmark. With this deployment, the first of its kind in the region, VTN can benefit from the combination of flexibility, automation, fast time-to-service and bandwidth efficiency.

“With operations in Vietnam since 1993, Alcatel-Lucent has played an integral role with customers like VNPT/VTN, in helping them develop and evolve their networks,” said Sean Dolan, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia-Pacific “Our scalable solution offers service providers like VNPT/VTN much greater network reliability and agility to aggregate and backhaul traffic loads, thus minimizing our customers’ total cost of network ownership.”


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