Telefónica de Espana selects Alcatel for broadband network

June 9, 2006 Paris -- Alcatel has been selected by Telefónica de Espana to provide access, aggregation, and optical networking equipment that enables Telefónica to offer high-bandwidth interactive services to its consumer and corporate customers.

June 9, 2006 Paris -- Alcatel has been selected by Telefónica de Espana to provide access, aggregation, and optical networking equipment that enables Telefónica to offer high-bandwidth interactive services to its consumer and corporate customers.

The integrated and flexible architecture will provide higher bandwidth capacity per subscriber with unique differentiated quality of services, enabling the simultaneous delivery of personalized multimedia services such as IPTV, video on demand (VoD), and HDTV to residential customers and advanced virtual private network services for its corporate customers.

"We trust in the support of a strategic partner like Alcatel and its experience and leadership in the broadband market to evolve our network towards the provision of innovative services that are demanded by our customers," asserts Enrique Carrascal, network general manager of Telefónica de España. "Our objective is that they can all enjoy these high quality services."

For broadband access, Alcatel will provide its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform, which it claims is the first high-bandwidth IP access platform with xDSL interfaces ranging from ADSL 2+ to the latest VDSL2 and specifically designed to deliver a range of interactive services such as VoD, IPTV, HDTV, or high-speed Internet access to all users simultaneously. Telefónica will be able to offer any service from any equipment port and will combine multiple real-time applications in the network with a guaranteed quality of service.

In the aggregation network, the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch will enable Telefónica to offer corporate access services and virtual private networks based on MPLS on a national level. The equipment's hierarchical quality-of-service (H-QoS) capabilities mean that Telefónica can differentiate the traffic it carries, guaranteeing varying classes of service levels and optimizing bandwidth, say Alcatel representatives. In addition, the Alcatel 7450 supports multiple service types with scale and QoS, which guarantees that stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) on business-critical data applications can be met.

For the transport network, Alcatel will provide its dense and coarse WDM optical networking equipment to deliver triple-play services, Storage Area Network (SAN) extension, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Based on its 1692 Metrospan Edge and 1696 Metrospan, the Alcatel WDM portfolio enables to the carrier to multiply up to 32 times the capacity of the rings to transport all types of signals with guaranteed security and QoS.

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