Telecom network vendor Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled PSTN Smart Transform offering 30-50 percent lower migration costs.
The company said PSTN Smart Transform enables telecoms to transition their existing voice services to all-IP ultra-broadband infrastructure from PSTN (public switched telephone network).
Several telecom operators are relying on cost-prohibitive aging, energy-inefficient PSTN networks for large revenue streams.
PSTN networks represent additional cost for communications providers operating IP-based networks in parallel for voice services.
The company claims that PSTN Smart Transform delivers 30-50 percent lower migration costs as opposed to traditional migration approaches, while average end-user outage time during migration will be 20 seconds compared to an average of 20 minutes by competing services.
Alcatel-Lucent is already working with Deutsche Telekom for PSTN transformation and consolidation projects.
Federico Guillen, president, Fixed Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, said: “By using PSTN Smart Transform, service providers can reap the benefits of a PSTN transformation more quickly to gain greater operational efficiencies and create more opportunities for revenue generation.”
Alcatel-Lucent PSTN Smart Transform provides consulting and design services to telecom service providers who are exploring ways to decommission PSTN and migrate to all-IP networks, while avoiding revenue erosion if customers experience service issues.
The telecom network company will assist telecoms to develop comprehensive PSTN transformation plans to protect the business value of high-margin voice services while optimizing costs, removing network complexity and risk, and growing revenue.
Alcatel-Lucent said the solution offers industrialized planning and migration services adaptable to any customer situation, using methodologies, processes and patented tools to transfer users from PSTN services to new, IP-based voice services.