Alca-Lu to deploy IMS network for VNPT

9 Sep 2010

Alcatel-Lucent has announced the signing of a contract with Vietnamese state-owned PTO Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vietnam Telecom National (VTN) for the supply of its end-to-end IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution. The solution facilitates the migration of existing PSTN services to provide improved network performance, security and workforce productivity, as well as new revenue streams and future advanced mobile services. This ensures that VNPT can cost-effectively grow fixed line voice services and introduce more advanced IP-based user services over time – such as blended IPTV and communications – across the broadband, fixed and mobile networks. Commenting on the agreement, Luong Manh Hoang, director of VTN, said: ‘VNPT/VTN is entering a major network transformation era. We are investing in our infrastructure – focusing especially on broadband, value added services in next generation network (NGN) and IP technology – so that we can provide the advanced services our customers demand. In this strategy, IMS is key and we believe in Alcatel-Lucent’s solution as much as we appreciate our long-term partnership with them for the last 20 years.’