Alcatel Improves IP Core Router

Introduces the 7770 Optical Broadband Exchange, designed to radically improve reliability, scalability, and economics of IP networks

November 18, 2002

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DALLAS -- Alcatel, a worldwide leader in carrier-class network infrastructure solutions, today announced the most cost-effective core IP/MPLS solution available: the Alcatel 7770 Optical Broadband Exchange (OBX), designed to radically improve reliability, scalability and the economics of IP networking.The Alcatel 7770 OBX delivers true telco-grade reliability, based on the Alcatel Carrier Environment Internet System (ACEIS) – an essential component of building five nines (99.999%) reliability into IP core networks. In addition, unparalleled scalability from 100 Gbps to 1.9 Tbps of line capacity means the 7770 OBX will grow in line with IP service provider networks for significantly longer time periods than existing routers.The Alcatel 7770 OBX was designed specifically for true carrier-class networking: a turning point for the Internet core. With its combined scalability and ACEIS technology, operators can avoid spending up to 50 percent more for the same network performance. Higher service availability and performance ensure premium revenue opportunities, which are further enhanced by superior traffic management capabilities. Building on the strengths of the Alcatel 7770 product line technology, the OBX brings to market an optimized modularity and central office practicality.“Alcatel has leveraged its expertise in delivering carrier-grade voice and data networks to now deliver that guaranteed reliability to IP networks,” said Michel Rahier, president of Alcatel’s broadband networking activities. “As the world migrates to all-broadband networks, Alcatel, as the worldwide broadband leader, can deliver the solutions that enable an extensive range of premium voice, mobile and data services which business and consumers want and will pay for.”In a separate release:PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA), a worldwide leader in carrier-class network infrastructure solutions, and the renowned test lab, European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), today announced the MPLS RSVP-TE certification of the Alcatel 7770 IP/MPLS Core Platform."We ran extensive tests to verify the Alcatel 7770 conforms to all aspects of the RSVP-TE standard," said Gabriele Schrenk, managing director at EANTC. "We examined correct implementation of the latest RSVP-TE features according to the IETF standards and MPLS Forum's test guidelines.""Conformance certification is recognized by many large global carriers as a standard of quality excellence," said Michel Rahier, Alcatel's President of broadband networking activities. "Use of MPLS technology continues to grow in service provider, carrier and large enterprise networks, which makes interoperability in a multi-vendor environment even more important. Alcatel is committed to the delivery of standards-based, carrier-grade products which, in turn, help our customers reduce the cost of owning and operating their networks as they are not bound to a proprietary solution."Alcatel SA

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