Alcatel-Lucent passes market adoption milestone with 50 customers for its Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA)

Thursday, January 17th, 2008
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PARIS — 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, 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.