MTN Nigeria selects Alcatel-Lucent for DSL access and aggregation network

Alcatel-Lucent says that it has won a contract from MTN Nigeria for the transformation of its DSL access and aggregation network. Alcatel-Lucent will enable MTN Nigeria to transform its TDM-based transport networks into an all-IP powered network.

This new network is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture, which combines an all-IP network infrastructure, underpinned by MPLS and pseudowire technologies, with embedded intelligence and application awareness.

“Alcatel-Lucent is fully engaged to help customers drive their transformation and business in the most cost-effective way”, said Adolfo Hernandez, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in EMEA. “In this regard, we will ensure MTN Nigeria will save on OPEX due to the simplicity of common operational processes and procedures and they’ll have a network in place which supports a smooth transition to Long Term Evolution (LTE) if they choose to do so.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its industry-leading IP/MPLS solution, including its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM). The Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio will allow MTN Nigeria to deliver scalable, evolvable, cost-efficient and fully-managed IP-based transport allowing the leading operator to reduce operating expenditures and quickly deploy advanced, revenue-generating services.

Alcatel-Lucent will provide MTN Nigeria with a set of comprehensive professional services including project management, engineering, training, survey, installation, and cabling as part of the agreement.

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