Brazoria Telephone deploys Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
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LAS VEGAS — NXTcomm — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Brazoria Telephone, an independent service provider in Texas, today announced that Brazoria Telephone has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA) to deliver high-speed broadband voice, video and data services to residential and business customers in its service area south of Houston.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing a flexible and reliable infrastructure with nearly unlimited available bandwidth enabling Brazoria Telephone to deliver advanced broadband services including high-definition television (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD), VoIP and high-speed Internet access. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide network integration services including project management, consulting, network design, installation, deployment, integration, testing and maintenance.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s solution enables us to quickly develop exciting new service offerings based on what our subscribers want while delivering on the promise made by our company motto of providing exceptionally dependable services,” said John Greenberg, president, Brazoria Telephone. “In addition, the Alcatel-Lucent solution gives us unprecedented control over subscriber services making it possible for us to automate our billing process and offer our subscriber’s flexible Internet service that more efficiently manages bandwidth-usage based on pre-defined service packages.”

A key requirement for Brazoria Telephone was simplified and user-centric subscriber control, which is provided through the Alcatel-Lucent 5750 Subscriber Services Controller (SSC). When seamlessly integrated with the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM), the 5750 SSC allows Brazoria to use subscriber profiles, and subscriptions with associated service profiles and policies, to flexibly manage its high-speed Internet (HSI) operations. In addition, it gives Brazoria Telephone the capability to allow subscribers themselves to increase bandwidth automatically through service package upgrades and temporary bandwidth boosts, all made accessible through a subscriber web portal.

“Alcatel-Lucent is helping Brazoria Telephone lay an IP network foundation that leverages our industry-leading broadband access, optics, carrier Ethernet and service-aware IP technologies and couples them with robust subscriber and network management, and security capabilities,” said Gerry Cafaro, Strategic Accounts sales vice president for Alcatel-Lucent. “With deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s TSPDA, Brazoria is well-positioned to deliver new and innovative consumer and enterprise service offerings to its customers.”

The TSPDA solution deployed for Brazoria Telephone includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, 7330 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) system, in addition to the 5750 SSC and the 5620 SAM. The Alcatel-Lucent 5750 SSC also allows Brazoria Telephone to evolve its network to include innovative IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) service and TISPAN (Telecoms & Internet converged Services & Protocols for Advanced Networks) functions that reduce the cost of introducing IMS applications. Finally, the Alcatel-Lucent 5750 SSC also enables CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act), Lawful Intercept Notification Server (LINS) and E911 capabilities.

Alcatel-Lucent is the leader in end-to-end-triple play networks, currently deploying its TPSDA with worldwide operators, municipalities and utilities, now including Brazoria Telephone. Alcatel-Lucent is also the world leader in both IPTV and Mobile TV, having already enabled TV, video and music services for more than 140 fixed and mobile service providers around the world. It is a global leader in design, deployment, integration, testing and maintaining networks, through its Services business group.