Shanghai Telecom chooses Alcatel-Lucent

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Shanghai Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution for its metro area network expansion and network optimisation in the city of Shanghai.

Once complete, subscribers of Shanghai Telecom will have access to a broad suite of IP-based services with higher quality and greater flexibility. This contract was won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship Chinese company.

Shanghai Telecom has approximately nine million subscribers creating a huge demand for advanced data services. To meet these requirements and anticipate future growth, Alcatel-Lucent will provide Shanghai Telecom with an IP/MPLS solution including its 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch.

Once deployed in mid-2007, Shanghai Telecom will be able to offer IP-based services with the Quality of Service required to meet service level agreements for Layer 2 Virtual Private LAN Service as well as Layer 3 IP VPN services, and next-generation network services in the future.