China Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent for new multimedia services


China Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deliver
multimedia services to subscribers in Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang,
Xinjiang and Sichuan provinces.


By converging different types of media” – voice, video,
and other data services — over a common IP platform, China Telecom will be
able to bring a growing range of interesting and useful services to more than
120 million consumers and business users. 


This contract is the first commercial deployment of IMS
(IP Multimedia Subsystem) technology for China Telecom, and builds on a
successful trial in Shanghai and Shandong provinces. This project will play a
significant role in helping China Telecom evolve its network from its legacy
system – known as a PSTN — to an all-IP infrastructure that operates on the
principles of the Internet, making it much easier and less costly to operate


This project with
Alcatel-Lucent, our first large-scale commercial deployment of IMS, is a
critical step in our transformation to a much more flexible, cost effective
all-IP network,” said XU Sui, deputy general manager of Network Development China Telecom.  The world of communications is moving to more
video, more streamed content from the web, more personalized services – we are
building a network for this new world.”

the country’s biggest fixed network operator,
has experienced
dramatic growth in its mobile business and is seeking to expand all of its
services to all subscribers. 
Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS Solution will enable China Telecom to unify
communications across fixed, mobile and the web, as well as ensuring it remains
secure. These capabilities include: voice, video-conferencing, multimedia
ringback tones, IP Centrex, SIP Push system, CDMA Anchoring,  and terminal


In addition, China
Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent will
work together to develop advanced services, including
network address book, presence, multimedia instant messaging (including SMS,
text and video) and image sharing..


The successful China Telecom trial and commercial
deployment of our IMS solution in one of the world’s largest markets,
demonstrates that we can support the most demanding, fastest-growing
operators,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities
in Asia-Pacific. We are ideally positioned to meet the growing appetite
for multimedia services and universal access in this part of the world.”


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