PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), today announced it has been selected by Lazus - telecommunications operator working under the model carrier to carriers in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica - to deploy ‘metro’ networks in nine cities in Colombia. The IP/MPLS solution, to be deployed over this year, will deliver high-bandwidth, high-performance mobile backhaul and wholesale metropolitan services for IPTV and Triple Play, business and cloud service providers.
Lazus will use Alcatel-Lucent’s converged IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multi Protocol Label Switching) technology to provide continuous nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G-enabled services for subscribers of their service provider customers in the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Monteria, Bucaramanga, Cali and Popayan.
Alcatel-Lucent is providing Lazus with a leading edge IP/MPLS solution including the7450 Ethernet Service Switch(ESS), 7705 Service Aware Router (SAR) and 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS) as well as advanced network management and network planning tools, and professional services
As Alcatel-Lucent repositions itself as a specialist in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access, the Lazus 4G LTE deployments underscore the company’s capabilities in advanced networking and access technologies.
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