Mostelecom selects Alcatel-Lucent for network upgrade

AUGUST 3, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent says that the open joint stock company Mostelecom, an affiliate of NTK holding and a Russian cable broadcast television provider with more than 3 million subscribers in Moscow, has become the first company in Russia to select Alcatel-Lucent’s converged IP/optical backbone gear to improve its network performance and offer a higher quality of experience to end users.

AUGUST 3, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says that Open Joint Stock Company Mostelecom, an affiliate of NTK holding and a Russian cable broadcast television provider with more than 3 million subscribers in Moscow, has become the first company in Russia to select Alcatel-Lucent’s converged IP/optical backbone gear to improve its network performance and offer a higher quality of experience to end users.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) portfolio is designed to enable service providers to support the growth of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications such as video or file sharing, offer reliable high-speed Internet access over the Mostelecom network to the subscribers of NTK’s consumer brand OnLime, and facilitate the provisioning of advanced multimedia services such as interactive TV and video on demand.

“The broadband market in Moscow is highly competitive. We want to keep technical excellence while actively promoting our new solutions and continuously decreasing the cost per bit to stay ahead of the competition, ensure further growth of subscribers who get multimedia services from NTK group operators, and also to attract new customers,” said Alexander Tseitlin, CEO Mostelecom. “Alcatel-Lucent really gave us everything we needed -- bringing optical and IP transformation experience to help us increase capabilities of our network without impacting our day to day operations.”

Leveraging their existing investment in the Alcatel-Lucent Service Router portfolio, Mostelecom deployed new 7750 Service Routers in the core as well as 1830 Photonic Service Switch (see "Alcatel-Lucent unveils 100G on 1830 Photonic Service Switch"). The upgrade augmented the existing 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) aggregation platforms already deployed in the network. The systems vendor provided a range of professional services including design, installation, and commissioning as well.

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