Bouygues strengthens partnership with Alcatel-Lucent

Bouygues Telecom have strengthened their long-standing relationship with Alcatel-Lucent by signing multiple cooperation agreements for both mobile and fixed ultra-broadband access activities.

The agreements follow Bouygues Telecom’s choice, at the end of 2013, of Alcatel-Lucent to update one of the main transport arteries of its high-speed optical network using 100 Gbps technologies, and to manage the French optical backbone network supporting all of its fixed and mobile traffic.

In 2014, Bouygues Telecom will deploy 4G LTE-based mobile network core (CSCF) for voice and video services (VoLTE), along with the reuse of several functions from its fixed IMS network core. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy new SBC equipment ensuring the security of mobile and fixed IP interconnections with other operators.

Provision would be for IP equipment Core and Edge routers for the renovation of the IP MPLS backbone used to transport all 2G/3G/4G mobile traffic.

“Alcatel-Lucent is a historical supplier of Bouygues Telecom, and is a trusted partner we work with on a day-to-day basis in strategic areas of our business,” said Olivier Roussat, chief executive officer, Bouygues Telecom.

“It is essential for Alcatel-Lucent to accompany our customers in preparing for the future of their networks by being involved in the earliest stage of their development. Our cooperation in such strategic activities with Bouygues Telecom clearly demonstrate their trust in us,” added Michel Combes, chief executive officer, Alcatel-Lucent.

Bouygues Telecom as a full-service electronic communications operator (mobile, fixed, TV, Internet and cloud computing). The company stands out for its innovative products and services and award-winning customer relations serving its 11.1 million mobile and 2 million fixed broadband customers, which include more than 1.5 million professional and corporate clients and more than 1.7 million clients.

Bouygues Telecom mobile network covers 99 percent of the French population with 2G, 96 percent with 3G+ and 60 percent with H+. Bouygues Telecom is also deploying a nationwide 4G network covering already 63 percent of the French population, bringing access to 4G to 40 million people in France from October 2013.

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