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Alcatel-Lucent to build 10 gigabit IP/Ethernet network for Telekom Malaysia


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been awarded a 10 million Euro contract to supply a 10 gigabit next generation IP/Ethernet network to Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s leading communications service provider. The network is being delivered through AirStar (M) Sdn Bhd, a local solutions provider in telecommunications and ICT.

Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable TM to offer highly reliable services such as Virtual Leased Lines and Virtual Private LAN Services to its business customers. This next generation network will also form the platform for future services, including triple play, allowing TM to offer the next wave of advanced services with minimal further investment.

Built on a single unified IP infrastructure, Alcatel-Lucent’s IP-based solution is designed to support multiple type of services with superior scale, hierarchical quality of service and availability, critical for guaranteeing stringent Service Level Agreements on business-critical data.

“Alcatel-Lucent brings its worldwide experience and expertise in major IP network and service transformation projects in this partnership with Airstar and TM”, said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific activities. “Together, we are building the largest carrier class, MPLS-based IP/Ethernet network in Malaysia, which enables TM to adopt advanced technological solutions to meet broadening market demand and challenging targets.”

AirStar Chief Executive Officer, Zulkifli Osman, said: “The contract strengthens both Airstar and Alcatel-Lucent positions as key technology partners and suppliers to TM. Alcatel-Lucent’s global leadership in IP solutions ideally combines with our ICT expertise to support such global network transformation projects.”

TM’s Malaysia Business Chief Executive Officer, Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said, “IP/Ethernet technology is definitely where the future of networks lie. Our deployment in key business centres nationwide is to ensure we are able to provide our corporate customers with the most cost-effective and flexible network solution to meet their growing needs. As the leading telecommunications provider of the nation, we need to be always forward looking in all our investments to ensure that we stay competitive and relevant to our customers.”

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its industry-leading IP/MPLS portfolio, namely the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Alcatel-Lucent 7250 Service Access Switch and the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager.

Over 160 service providers in more than 60 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio as key elements for their IP transformation, including massive, multi-year projects at AT&T, BT and Telstra. In the past months, Alcatel-Lucent has announced new service provider IP transformation deployments at Cable & Wireless, China Mobile, CTM-Macau, Hawaiian Telecom, Indosat, SaskTel, Telefónica Latin America, Telecom Malagasy and Vodafone.


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