China Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade broadband network

China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its
network capability as demand for broadband connections and access to
high-bandwidth content, such as video, grows rapidly in China.

Leveraging industry-leading 100G technology,
Alcatel-Lucent ranked the first position
in China Telecom’s IP procurement this time. The contract was secured by
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China.

 

In the second half of 2010, 43 percent of the world’s new
broadband connections occurred in China, highlighting the need for Chinese
service providers to meet this demand while maintaining network quality.

With China Telecom preparing to introduce speeds of 100G – a first for a service provider in China – this
deployment will provide a major boost to network capacity and performance in
the service provider’s network.

China Telecom is using Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service
Routers and 5620 Service Aware Manager portfolio to increase overall data
speeds and support the prioritization of different kinds of internet traffic
such as video, applications and voice.

This offers an ideal solution for intelligently managing
demand for services in a cost-effective way, at the same time maintaining the
quality that is vital for delivering these types of applications, as demand for
broadband increases even further.

With the continuously booming broadband demand in the
future, it’s very crucial to maintain the network quality for smoothly
delivering the applications. The Alcatel-Lucent solutions not only ensure our
service quality but also give us the flexibility to upgrade to 100G smoothly in
the future,” said Wei Leping, chairman of China Telecom Science &
Technology Committee.

By deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solutions, the
broadband network can handle tasks such as the transfer of 100,000 MP3 files in
60 seconds or the concurrent live streaming of over 15,000 HDTV channels.

Alcatel-Lucent first demonstrated 100G technology to
China Telecom in September 2010 under very rigorous, real-world conditions, and
our service router portfolio delivered exceptionally high quality and
efficiency. This successful performance has made us the vendor of choice to
partner with China Telecom in this high-growth market and support the first
100G deployment in China, and also led us to the winning of 46 percent market
share in the IP bidding,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s
activities in the Asia Pacific region.

 

By TelecomLead.com Team
editor@telecomlead.com