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FPL FiberNet deploys Alcatel-Lucentís solution for all-IP network transformation


FPL FiberNet, a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc., and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that FPL FiberNet selected and deployed Alcatel-Lucentís IP/MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) as their packet-based network to deliver Ethernet and IP services. Alcatel-Lucentís solution will enable FPL FiberNet to offer a broad suite of high quality, reliable and flexible IP-based services, as well as help FPL FiberNet meet anticipated future growth requirements. FPL FiberNet currently serves telecommunication companies, wireless carriers, Internet service providers, and enterprise and government customers in Florida through a geographically diverse and protected fiber-optic network.

ďThe ability to cost effectively deliver Metro Ethernet services as well as the efficient aggregation of multi-service traffic over an all-IP network is critical to our ability to meet our customersí demand for advanced data services,Ē said Carmen Perez, FPL FiberNet President. ďBy enabling high-performance, multi-service switching throughout our network, Alcatel-Lucentís solution Ė coupled with its experience in IP network transformation Ė gives us a significant advantage as we move to the next phase of the evolution of our network.Ē

ďOur advanced IP/MPLS solution provides a flexible and service-rich foundation that enables FPL FiberNet to deliver the high-speed, high-bandwidth and highly scalable solutions which help it grow and expand its customer base,Ē said Cindy Christy, President of Alcatel-Lucentís Americas business. ďUsing a single, flexible Alcatel-Lucent infrastructure helps FPL FiberNet reduce network complexity and increase revenues as it evolves and expands.Ē

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its industry-leading IP/MPLS portfolio, spanning the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Alcatel-Lucent 7250 Service Access Switch and Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. Over 200 service providers in more than 80 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge.

FPL FiberNetís Metro Ethernet services are based on Alcatel-Lucentís optical networking solution, including the Alcatel-Lucent 1665 DMX and 1665 DMXtend, next-generation multiplexers designed for high-capacity voice, data and video transport, as well as its 1675 LambdaUnite MultiService Switch. As the world leader in optical networking since 2001 according to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent leverages its technology and innovation expertise to spearhead the transformation to all packet transport.

Alcatel-Lucent also is providing installation, deployment, consulting, network integration and professional services.


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