Brazil's TIM transforms mobile network with Alcatel-Lucent packet transport products
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent and TIM, one of the largest mobile carriers in Brazil, have deployed a packet transport system for the metropolitan environment, reportedly the first of its kind in Brazil.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent and TIM, one of the largest mobile carriers in Brazil, have deployed a packet transport system for the metropolitan environment, reportedly the first of its kind in Brazil. The system is designed to enable reliable, secure, and cost-effective transport of existing 3G traffic and give TIM the ability to smoothly transition to Long Term Evolution (LTE) to address evolving market demands when and as needed. Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end packet transport system supports TIM's plan to cost-effectively deliver high-speed Internet access and mobile broadband service offerings, including mobile TV, on top of traditional voice services to its customers.
The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's packet optical transport and microwave packet radio technologies in metropolitan areas delivers high-speed connectivity, network availability, and backhaul capacity required by TIM to enhance its customers' experience. The telecom technology supplier says its system eliminates network complexity to minimize operational expenditures.
Alcatel-Lucent also is providing consulting, network design, project management, installation, and commissioning services as part of the agreement.
"The success of our 3G services is driving the demand for new and higher-speed services. To meet the resulting traffic growth, we needed to transform our infrastructure into a simpler network architecture ensuring cost-effectiveness and the highest quality in service delivery," says Marco Di Costanzo, network director of TIM Brasil. "With Alcatel-Lucent's state-of-the-art packet transport solution, we evolve profitably towards the next generation of wireless broadband, while preparing for LTE and WiMAX-based services."
The Alcatel-Lucent managed transport system is based on its 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) and 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR), which are part of the Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META), implementing features like T-MPLS and service-driven adaptive modulation. The system optimizes traffic transport and aggregation from the base stations to the core network, handling multiple traffic types on the same platform. It automatically allocates the appropriate bandwidth to ensure services are delivered according to the required quality.
"Helping our customers to effectively transform their networks is critical to help them generate more profitability and better service experience for their end users," says Osvaldo Di Campli, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Caribbean and Latin America region. "The deployment further strengthens our relationship with TIM globally and confirms our innovation and execution capabilities."