Alcatel has announced that Shandong and Shanxi Netcom, two subsidiaries of China Netcom, have selected its IP solution to expand and optimise their metropolitan networks across their respective provinces and broaden their IP-based data service portfolio. The Alcatel solution will enable the two service providers to offer triple-play services, including voice, data and video, as well as faster, more reliable internet access services for consumers and enterprises. The two contracts were won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, the french firm’s flagship Chinese business.
Under the terms of the contracts, Alcatel will deploy its 7750 service router in Qingdao, the major city in Shandong Province, and in Changzhi and Jincheng in Shanxi province. Upon completion of the projects, scheduled for August 2006, residential customers of both companies will be able to access triple-play and advanced Internet access services. Enterprise users will also have access to service level agreement (SLA)-based networking services such as layer 2 virtual private LAN service (VPLS) and Layer 3 virtual private networks (VPN).