Alca-Lu upgrades China Telecom’s network

27 Jun 2012

French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has inked an agreement with China Telecom to boost the capacity and service capabilities of the telco’s infrastructure with the deployment of its Internet Protocol/MultiProtocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) solution. The project will utilise Alca-Lu’s IP/MPLS 7750 Service Router portfolio as the broadband network gateway to deliver high-performance service and subscriber management, as well as the vendor’s 7705 Service Aggregation Routers which will deliver mobile backhaul to address China Telecom’s 3G and future Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband needs.

The upgrade is part of the Chinese government’s ‘Broadband China’ programme which aims to provide high-speed internet access to 250 million households by 2015, thereby connecting 800 million people to the internet, 200 million of which will be in rural areas. By the end of 2012, the project is expected to have added 20 million fixed broadband connections and rolled out a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 35 million homes.

China, Alcatel-Lucent, China Telecom Corporation