Alcatel-Lucent to deploy all IP network for Claro Panama

3 Jun 2009

Hot on the heels of its March 2009 commercial launch, Panamanian mobile operator Claro Panama has contracted French-US hardware vendor Alcatel-Lucent to build its all-IP nationwide mobile backhaul network. Claro claims that the new network will enable it to expand the range of multimedia services it offers, as well as increase the quality of its high speed internet service. Under the terms of the deal Alca-Lu will provide its IP/MPLS solution, rolling out a full IP backhaul network designed for optimised costs and scalability. Additionally, the vendor will also be responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the infrastructure. Commenting on the deal Victor Agnellini president of Alca-Lu’s activities in the Caribbean and Latin American regions said: ‘By converging all services on a full IP mobile network Claro Panama will reduce its transport infrastructure costs while maintaining the reliability and quality of service necessary for delivering premium multimedia services to its mobile users.’

Panama, Alcatel-Lucent, Claro Panama