T-Mobile Czech selects Alcatel-Lucent's optical aggregation equipment

Feb. 13, 2007
FEBRUARY 13, 2007 -- T-Mobile Czech Republic says the deployment is part of its IP network transformation plan to transport mobile broadband traffic over a single infrastructure and cost-effectively backhaul legacy and new data services.

FEBRUARY 13, 2007 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search for Alcatel-Lucent) has successfully deployed a multi-service transport network for T-Mobile Czech Republic, a mobile operator in the Czech Republic. The deployment is part of the operator's IP network transformation plan to transport mobile broadband traffic over a single infrastructure and cost-effectively backhaul legacy and new data services.

According to T-Mobile Czech Republic, the project significantly expands existing network capacity, improving bandwidth provisioning, and creates a future-proof environment to introduce business and entertainment mobile services to T-Mobile's 5 million existing subscribers.

The Czech Republic is one of the most developed mobile telephony markets in Central and Eastern Europe, with high aggregated transport and wireless backhaul (search for wireless backhaul) requirements.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing its data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems and 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC), which it claims offers a unique technology-bundle to aggregate multiple traffic streams over a converged platform. This enables T-Mobile Czech Republic to reduce the leased-line cost for mobile backhauling and core transport, while leveraging advanced protection mechanisms for a highly resilient network, say Alcatel-Lucent representatives.

As a result, end-users can increase the speed, flexibility, reliability, and image quality of their communication experience, such as for mobile TV services.

"The sharp increase in bandwidth-intensive services and network complexity has driven us to optimize our transport network towards IP services and applications," reports Ondrej Cibula, vice president of planning and engineering at T-MobileICzech Republic. "T-Mobile is among the first examples in Europe," he adds.

"IP transformation is a key trend for mobile operators, and we have developed a premium, end-to-end value proposition to support our customers," maintains Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent's optical networking activities. "This achievement further confirms the role that our optical solutions play in driving this transformation as mobile service providers are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic aggregation."


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