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Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade SFR ultra-broadband access network in France.

SFR Deploys Alcatel-Lucent Packet/Optical Gear

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to enable SFR, one of France’s leading telecommunications providers, to meet increasing demand for ultra-broadband access from both mobile and fixed-line customers by deploying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch as the key element of the operator’s legacy optical network transitioning to one that is all-IP transport-based.

Key Facts:

  • SFR is transforming its network to an IP-Optical converged infrastructure to address traffic growth and enable faster and less expensive deployment of new services to meet demand from residential and business customers of both fixed and mobile services
  • Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged WDM/OTN/Packet based-platform together with its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for seamless management for both the IP and Optical portfolio, as well as support bandwidth-hungry services such as cloud
  • Alcatel-Lucent will also deliver design, professional services, installation and commissioning services
  • With this new agreement Alcatel-Lucent is building on the already deployed 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) and 7750 Service Routers (SR) for residential and business services completing the fixed ultra-broadband footprint for SFR
  • As The Shift Plan drives Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial repositioning as a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access solutions, optical deployments such as that with SFR underline the importance of offering technology enabling both the transition to ultra-broadband access and unlocking its benefits.

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