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Alcatel-Lucent signs contract with Telecom New Zealand to provide IP routing solution for next-generation residential services


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced an agreement with Telecom Corporation of New Zealand to supply IP/MPLS switching and routingproducts to support Telecomís delivery of next-generation residential services.

The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) was selected as it offers flexible delivery of multi-service residential services, and integrates seamlessly with Telecomís existing operational support systems via Alcatel-Lucentís Connected Partner Program. This program facilitates interworking between Alcatel-Lucent and third-party software vendors, which simplifies the integration process and eliminates the need for local customization. The 7750 SR complements Telecom New Zealandís deployment of 7450 Ethernet Service Switch over the last 18 months.

ďWith Alcatel-Lucentís converged, all-IP, multi-service residential infrastructure, Telecom New Zealand can continue to enhance broadband experiences for its customers,Ē said Greg Patchell, Group Technology Officer, Telecom New Zealand.

Telecomís migration to an open standards DHCP/IP based network is aimed at increasing the functionality, resilience and capacity for its Next Generation Telecom (NGT) initiative, delivering advanced residential services to wholesale and retail customers throughout New Zealand.

The solution will also give Telecom operational flexibility; providing Telecom with several network structure options, to adapt easily to the changing market dynamics of the New Zealand telecommunications environment.

Network management will be handled by the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager, which automates tasks while supporting the introduction and administration of new services.

ďAlcatel-Lucent is the leader in triple play solutions and this win reinforces the strength of our end-to-end offering. Our solution gives Telecom New Zealand the service flexibility, continuity and richness that are critical to delivering customer satisfaction,Ē said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucentís activities in Asia Pacific.

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, Cable & Wireless, Telefůnica and Telstra. According to Ovum-RHK, Alcatel-Lucent was #2 in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment in Q2 2007, with 21% market share.


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