Bouygues Telecom ties up with Alcatel-Lucent to improve broadband services in France

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been selected by French service provider
Bouygues Telecom to help address the burgeoning demand for broadband services.

Alcatel-Lucent will take a lead role in the comprehensive transformation of Bouygues Telecom’s
current systems into a single, powerful and flexible Internet Protocol (IP)
network that can support video, high-speed Internet access and voice services
for both fixed and mobile access customers.

Bouygues Telecom is deploying an IP-based model in both the core portion of its
network that connects with other service providers, and in the access portion
of its network that connects with its subscribers.

This transition will enable Bouygues Telecom to offer subscribers a unified
palette of communication services, including video calling, multimedia
messaging and web chat, as well as the freedom of choice in how, when and where
they want to be contacted.

Bouygues Telecom is expected to benefit from the local support of
Alcatel-Lucent’s research and development organization in France, including
Bell Labs. Bouygues Telecom will have early access to the latest innovations in
Optics and IP technology – including 100G WDM and the new FP3 400G IP chipset –
coming from Alcatel-Lucent, and benefit from extensive local expertise.

The new high-capacity, highly intelligent IP Multimedia Sub-System network will
also make it possible for Bouygues Telecom to launch new applications quickly
to meet emerging customer demand. Through this transformation, Bouygues Telecom
is seeking to enhance its competitive market position by offering an improved
experience for all of its broadband subscribers.

“We intend to be at the forefront in the transition to Broadband and IP,
and we have chosen Alcatel-Lucent as our partner in this journey because of
their IP leadership. We know the creative power of Bell Labs from firsthand
experience and look forward to continuing and expanding our
collaboration,” said Jean-Paul Arzel, network director at Bouygues

The IP-based network will improve the overall quality of service for voice and
data and allow Bouygues Telecom to deliver services to many different kinds of
devices, such as smartphones and its BBox residential gateway, which combines
internet access, cable TV and fixed line phone service.

“Service providers such as Bouygues Telecom are moving aggressively to
transform their networks to IP in order to deliver exciting new services and
manage costs,” said Stephen Carter, president, Europe, Middle East and
Africa at Alcatel-Lucent.

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