Indonesian telecoms operator Indosat has selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply it with an IP/MPLS portfolio to deliver Carrier Ethernet services including Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) in the country’s main cities. The Alcatel-Lucent new-generation, multi-service infrastructure will enable Indosat to deliver a consistent level of business services in the fast-growing Southeast Asia market, supporting triple-play services and the convergence of the operator’s fixed and mobile networks.The new VPLS service, marketed under the banner Premium Ethernet, was introduced for corporate customers in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan and Semarang at the end of last month.
Indosat says the new network offers businesses the benefits of advanced virtual private network (VPN) technology to operate highly reliable voice, video and data services across an IP/MPLS-based infrastructure. In the initial phase Indosat will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and Alcatel-Lucent 7250 Service Access Switch. Indosat has also commissioned Alcatel-Lucent for consulting services.