Hawaiian Telcom selects Alcatel-Lucent for IP network transformation

DECEMBER 14, 2006 -- Hawaiian Telcom is deploying the Alcatel 7330 ISAM FTTN and 7342 ISAM FTTU to extend the bandwidth potential of fiber from the network core to the subscriber premises, as well as the 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch to address its service routing requirements.

DECEMBER 14, 2006 -- Hawaiian Telcom, the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) in Hawaii, has selected Alcatel-Lucent's (search for Alcatel-Lucent)Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture as the blueprint for network transformation that will enable the delivery of new consumer and enterprise service offerings.

Hawaiian Telcom will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's access and IP routing equipment to replace the existing high-speed Internet infrastructure and to provide the scalability, reliability, and speeds necessary to deliver IPTV, advanced and interactive Internet, and premium Ethernet and IP VPN services, say Hawaiian Telecom representatives.

"By offering innovative and advanced services to our consumer, small business, and enterprise customers, Hawaiian Telcom is strengthening its competitive position," contends Michael McHale, chief marketing officer for Hawaiian Telcom. "The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture is a significant element of our ongoing network transformation strategy to IP-based technologies."

"The transformation of operator networks is something that we continue to see in all regions around the world as our customers strive to maintain an edge in a competitive marketplace," adds Tim Krause, Alcatel-Lucent's chief marketing officer, North America. "We are pleased to continue working with Hawaiian Telcom as it transforms its network and business in a way that will benefit both consumers and enterprises."

Alcatel-Lucent will provide Hawaiian Telcom with its modular ISAM (search for ISAM) platform--including the Alcatel 7330 ISAM FTTN and the Alcatel 7342 ISAM FTTU--to extend the bandwidth potential of fiber from the network core to the subscriber premises, as well as the 7750 Service Router (SR) and Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) to address its service routing requirements.

According to Alcatel-Lucent, its ISAM product family is the industry's first IP broadband services access platform, accommodating a range of access technologies and network topologies. The ISAM family is specifically designed to minimize the complexity and ensure profitability as service providers transform their broadband access networks to support full triple-play service adoption. Alcatel-Lucent reports that more than 100 service providers worldwide have chosen its ISAM family of products, including AT&T, China Telecom, Swisscom, and TELUS.


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