Alcatel-Lucent Passes Market Adoption Milestone With 50 Customers for Its Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA)



    PARIS, Jan. 17 /CNW/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU)
announced today the broad acceptance of its Triple Play Service Delivery
Architecture (TPSDA) with 50 service providers worldwide now having selected
or deployed the industry-leading blue print architecture. MTS Allstream, a
leading Canadian service provider, is the latest to select the architecture
following wins with Portugal Telecom, Vodafone Portugal, Kenya Data Network
(KDN), Denmark's NRGi Fibernet and Sweden's Fiberdata in 2007.
    Alcatel-Lucent's TPSDA enables operators to accelerate their IP network
transformation and deliver a comprehensive range of video, voice, data and
entertainment services. TPSDA provides an IP network foundation that leverages
Alcatel-Lucent's industry-leading broadband access, optics, Carrier Ethernet
and service-aware IP technologies and couples them with robust subscriber and
network management, and security capabilities. TPSDA is further supported by a
comprehensive suite of Alcatel-Lucent design, deployment and integration
services.
    "As a national service provider, we are committed to bringing advanced
services to our customers.  Alcatel-Lucent's TPSDA provides the capabilities
for us to develop a full suite of converged services over a single IP/MPLS
infrastructure enabling enhanced services such as IPTV, video on demand, VoIP,
T-Commerce and other interactive and blended services," said Kelvin Shepherd,
President, Consumer Markets division, MTS Allstream.
    Global operators such as AT&T in the U.S., SaskTel in Canada, Wind in
Italy, Telekom Austria, Ya.com in Spain, Telstra in Australia, TT&T in
Thailand have chosen Alcatel-Lucent's TPSDA for its scalability, high
availability and flexibility, as well as guaranteed quality of service (QoS).
    "To play a central role in broadband service delivery networks, vendors
must approach the market with an architectural vision and product portfolio
that emphasizes QoS, scale, performance and high availability. With the
announcement of its 50th TPSDA customer, Alcatel-Lucent has proven that its
solution to broadband service delivery resonates with many of the world's most
progressive service providers," said Mark Bieberich, vice president, Yankee
Group.
    In May 2007, Isocore Internetworking Lab, complemented this extensive
market validation by conducting the industry's first independent end-to-end
triple play network test where they validated the TPSDA for mass deployment of
converged residential triple play services.
    "Isocore feels comfortable in stating the scalability and feature
richness of the Alcatel-Lucent TPSDA solution and believes, based on
certifiable results, that the set up evaluated during this testing series is
fully deployable in its current form for delivering comprehensive triple play
services in any network environment," said Dr. Bijan Jabbari, president of
Isocore.
    Alcatel-Lucent also leverages its state-of-the-art IP Transformation
Centers (IPTC) in Plano (US), Antwerp (Belgium) and Singapore.
Alcatel-Lucent's IPTCs bring together a wealth of in-house network,
application, architecture and integration experts as well as third party
technology specialists to develop, integrate and test end-to-end IP networking
solutions for customers worldwide.
    
    About Alcatel-Lucent
    
    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) provides solutions that
enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver
voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in
fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies,
applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions
that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and
on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a
local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global
services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and
innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent
achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is
incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures
exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information,
visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com.




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