Alcatel demonstrates triple-play products at BBWF; announces Metro Ethernet wins at CANTV in Venezuela and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan

October 3, 2005

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MADRID, Spain -- At the Broadband World Forum in Madrid, Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) continues to demonstrate its leadership in triple play solutions, including IPTV, through new solutions, real-world demonstrations, partnerships, and more than a dozen speaking engagements and presentations. Alcatel has gained unparalleled services integration and network design experience through its work on more than 30 major IPTV deployments around the world.

Alcatel's triple play leadership is demonstrated in the following areas:

  • Introduction of innovative products and solutions which will enable service providers to transform their network for real user-centric triple play: the Alcatel 5900 AmigoTV and Alcatel 5900 MyOwnTV applications, built upon the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software delivery platform, will enable operators to offer personal TV services to their customers. Alcatel will unveil its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) Voice Package, the first native IP platform enabling triple play network transformation and NGN migration, and introduce in Europe the Alcatel 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FTTU Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. Alcatel is also launching its 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS), the first platform in the industry eliminating barriers between optics and data delivery.

  • Innovative demonstrations: Alcatel's presence at this year's conference will include several live demonstrations highlighting various elements of its industry-leading solutions portfolio. In one of the most exciting demonstrations, Alcatel will provide an example of the hardware and software elements needed to meet the scalability, reliability and quality of service requirements of an IPTV solution. This demonstration will feature the MicrosoftTV IPTV Edition software platform, which is a key component of the global collaboration agreement between the two companies that is designed to rapidly accelerate the availability of IPTV services for broadband operators worldwide. In addition to IPTV, more than 10 new triple play applications will be shown, highlighting how triple play will change the end-user TV experience.

  • Industry expertise: Throughout the conference, Alcatel representatives will be sharing industry expertise through participation in a dozen speaking opportunities, focused on compelling issues related to triple play and IPTV such as the future of triple play, services intelligence in the network, content and entertaiment services for the broadband network, and more.

  • For more information on triple play and IPTV, please visit the Alcatel booth (N° 6017) or our dedicated website

In a separate release:

MADRID, Spain -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that CANTV, the principal operator in Venezuela, has selected Alcatel to implement a nation-wide Metro Ethernet network. The Alcatel IP/MPLS solution is the foundation for CANTV’s next generation, service-aware aggregation network and provides the infrastructure CANTV requires for triple play service roll out. The network will be completed by November 2005.

CANTV will utilize the Alcatel solution to construct 14 rings across five cities, enabling the operator to introduce IP and Ethernet based services, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for enterprises with differentiated service levels based on customer specifications. It also enables the operator to introduce triple play services including voice over IP, higher-speed Internet, broadcast TV and video-on-demand. In addition, as an aggregation network, the Alcatel solution optimizes capacity and efficiency for CANTV’s expanding portfolio of broadband services. Alcatel’s solution is based on the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and 5620 Service Aware Manager.

“Alcatel was selected because we required a best-of-breed solution that meets our needs for service delivery today and well into the future. We need the reliability and flexibility in the MAN in order to be confident that as our business expands for enterprise and triple play services, so can our network,” said Miguel Benatuil, Network General Manager of CANTV.

“CANTV’s deployment of the Alcatel solution is testament to its key attributes of high availability and ease of manageability, which are required to support the next generation of consumer and business services,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel’s IP activities.

In an additional release:

MADRID, Spain -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to supply its Metro Ethernet solution to support the roll out of a triple play network in Taiwan. CHT, a recently privatized incumbent operator, plans to bring advanced voice, video and higher-speed Internet services to more than one million Taiwanese subscribers within the next three years. The win is a major expansion of Alcatel’s footprint in CHT’s IP network, and reaffirms Alcatel’s No. 1 position in the Taiwanese Metro Ethernet market.

Under the contract, CHT will deploy the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch to aggregate triple play services delivered to residential and enterprise users as part of a fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) project. Phase one of this FTTB project is targeting the end of 2005 to meet the business communication needs of enterprises in Taiwan’s major cities. This contract was won in partnership with inTECH (System Integration) and ZyXEL (Layer 2 switches).

The project is a key part of CHT’s infrastructure overhaul to speed penetration of triple play services, which it is aggressively promoting. Alcatel will provide an end-to-end Metro Ethernet solution based on its leading IP/MPLS technology to differentiate Quality of Service (QoS) for voice, data and video services and the highest levels of network availability and scalability for these quality-sensitive and bandwidth-intensive services.

“Alcatel, as our close partner, helped CHT deploy one of the world’s single largest ADSL projects with 1.26 million lines in 2001” said CHT President Dr. Shyue-Ching Lu. “Our more recent cooperation with Alcatel in the Multimedia on Demand (MOD) project was also successful. In this latest cooperation on the FTTB project, we have full confidence that Alcatel will once again be our strong partner in fulfilling the CHT mission of leading the market by offering the best possible services.”

“It is commendable that CHT after its privatization continues to shoulder the lion’s share of responsibility in meeting the government’s plan of having six million broadband users by 2006,” said Michel Rahier, President of Alcatel’s fixed communication activities. “Alcatel has been working closely with CHT on many significant projects in the last three decades, and we view the FTTB project as another key opportunity for us to help our partner in enabling genuine value-added services such as triple play.”


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