Telefonica selects Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade IP networks
Dec 14, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Telefonica, SA, a communications service provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its internet protocol, or IP, networks, initially in Argentina and the Czech Republic, with a core network router, the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 Extensible Routing System, or XRS.
Following the deployment Telefonica will have a high-capacity IP network in these markets to support all of its service offerings, including fixed and mobile broadband and IPTV.
Rising demand for online video and data is being driven by smartphones, tablets, connected TVs and other devices, and enabled by faster wireless, fiber and copper broadband access networks. These dynamics are prompting network operators such as Telefonica to increase capacity upgrades in the core of their networks, while also increasing intelligence and capability at the edge.
At the same time, the emergence of cloud-based services and personalized content is driving the need for flexibility in these networks to adapt to the requirements of consumers and businesses.
Federico Guillen, president Alcatel-Lucent Spain and global account manager for Telefonica said, "We are gratified that Telefonica has turned to Alcatel-Lucent to play such an important role in the transformation of their IP networks around the world. With the introduction of the 7950 XRS core router, our IP portfolio offers truly best-in-class capabilities across the board, and we look forward to the opportunity to take Telefonica's IP network to the next level."
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