Telefónica contracts Alcatel for triple-play upgrade

11 Jul 2006

Telefónica de España has contracted Alcatel to provide access, aggregation and optical networking solutions, enabling the telco to offer high bandwidth triple-play interactive services to its consumer and corporate customers. Alcatel will deliver its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform, its 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and its 1692 Metrospan Edge and 1696 Metrospan WDM solution, for the delivery of triple-play services, Storage Area Network (SAN) extension and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The integrated and flexible architecture will provide higher bandwidth capacity per subscriber with unique differentiated quality of services, enabling the simultaneous delivery of personalised multimedia services such as IPTV, video-on-demand (VoD) and high definition television (HDTV) to residential customers and advanced virtual private network (VPN) services for its corporate customers, Alcatel said in a statement. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

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