Vodafone selects Alcatel-Lucent for network convergence

13 Feb 2007

Alcatel-Lucent has announced it has been selected by Vodafone Spain to migrate all networking services onto an IP/MPLS based network. The converged network will support GPRS and 3G data services, signaling and billing traffic, 3G voice traffic as well as future multimedia evolutions. The project, part of a global network transformation to IP, will enable the operator to guarantee end-to-end quality of service, to optimise its network performance and to support new multimedia services. ‘This project provides our network with the reliability and versatility needed to offer our consumer and corporate clients the highest quality and most advanced mobile services on the market,’ said Jaime Bustillo, Technology Director at Vodafone Spain. ‘A streamlined network based on the Alcatel-Lucent IP solution allows us to dramatically improve on CAPEX and OPEX while still gaining new revenue opportunities. As well, Alcatel-Lucent is involved in the Vodafone Group’s overall end-to-end IP transformation initiative so from a consistency point of view, the Alcatel-Lucent IP solution is a perfect fit.’

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