Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Telecom New Zealand (Telecom) to deploy its IP Multi- Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS)-based mobile backhaul solution. This will enable Telecom to accommodate its growing W-CDMA and HSPA traffic needs and to cost effectively scale its mobile services across a unified network infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution is being rolled out across Telecom’s infrastructure nationwide and supports its strategic transition to all-IP network. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution features pseudowire technology, which adapts various traffic and media types from the W-CDMA base stations into IP/MPLS. As Telecom moves to a W-CDMA and HSPA deployment, the backhaul network will have the flexibility and cost-effective scalability needed to support strong traffic growth. Telecom’s mobile backhaul network will also leverage the existing IP/MPLS aggregation network already provided by Alcatel-Lucent for residential and business services. This supports Telecom’s strategic decision to consolidate services onto a converged network infrastructure.