Alcatel-Lucent wins optical backhaul upgrade deal with Telkomsel

12 Dec 2006

Indonesia’s leading mobile operator by subscribers, PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), has selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply it with an intelligent optical networking solution. Under the deal, the vendor will expand and upgrade Telkomsel’s existing network with optical cross-connect and multi-service technologies, based on its 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC) and data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems, to enhance the cellco’s current backhaul capacity and aggregation capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent is also providing Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON) and Generalised MPLS (GMPLS) technologies as part of the deal. The Alcatel-Lucent solution will be managed by its 1350 management suite, a portfolio of applications to manage packet, circuit and wavelength services.