China Telecom to deploy Alcatel-Lucent service routers for 100-Gbps upgrade

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) says that China Telecom will deploy the system house’s 7750 Service Routers and 5620 Service Aware Manager portfolio to upgrade its network to include 100-Gbps capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China, received the contract.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) says that China Telecom will deploy the system house’s 7750 Service Routers and 5620 Service Aware Manager portfolio to upgrade its network to include 100-Gbps capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China, received the contract.

China Telecom is using Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Routers and 5620 Service Aware Manager to increase overall data speeds and support the prioritization of different kinds of internet traffic such as video, applications, and voice, according to the equipment provider.

Said Wei Leping, chairman of China Telecom Science & Technology Committee, “With the continuously booming broadband demand in the future, it’s very crucial to maintain the network quality for smoothly delivering the applications. The Alcatel-Lucent solutions not only ensure our service quality but also give us the flexibility to upgrade to 100G smoothly in the future.”

The Chinese communications carrier conducted trials of Alcatel-Lucent’s 100-Gbps technology on the 7750 Service Router last year (see “Alcatel-Lucent demos 100G IP technology for China Telecom”).

“This successful performance has made us the vendor of choice to partner with China Telecom in this high-growth market and support the first 100G deployment in China, and also led us to the winning of 46% market share in the IP bidding,” accord to Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia Pacific region.

More in Network Design