Telecom network vendor Alcatel-Lucent has bagged a five-year managed services deal from Chorus in New Zealand to transform networks operations.
Alcatel-Lucent will deliver monitoring and analysis of the telecom operator’s nationwide copper and fiber wholesale networks. Alcatel-Lucent will deliver services from a new network operation center in Hamilton, New Zealand with more than 40 specialised staff.
Chorus’ network operations will benefit the latest proactive and real time monitoring and analysis tools. The objective of the managed services deal is to ensure the delivery of high service quality for customers, said Alcatel-Lucent.
New Zealand government targets fiber-based ultra-broadband fixed access networks to connect 75 percent of the population and wireless connectivity for the remaining rural population.
Chorus has a nationwide copper network infrastructure. It is deploying a fiber network infrastructure to deliver broadband in partnership with the New Zealand government to 830,000 homes and businesses.
New Zealand operations will be supported from Alcatel-Lucent’s global network operation center in Bangalore, India.
Alcatel-lucent is supplying fixed broadband access technology for the Chorus Ultra-Fast-Broadband Network, and has deployed its 7950 Extensible Routing System to support the Chorus Accelerate program.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in managed services will provide us with new levels of insight across our network of local exchanges, cabinets and copper and fiber cables, elevating our capability to deliver the future of telecommunications for New Zealand,” said Ewen Powell, chief technology officer of Chorus.