SFR to upgrade ultra-broadband access network

SFR, one of France’s leading telecommunications providers plans to upgrade ultra-broadband access from both mobile and fixed-line customers by deploying Alcatel Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service and transitioning to an all-IP network.

SFR is transforming its network to an IP-Optical converged infrastructure to address traffic growth and enable faster and less expensive deployment of new services to meet demand from residential and business customers of both fixed and mobile services

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged WDM/OTN/Packet based-platform together wit its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for seamless management for both the IP and Optical portfolio, as well as support bandwidth-hungry services such as cloud

Alcatel-Lucent will also deliver design, professional services, installation and commissioning services

With this new agreement Alcatel-Lucent is building on the already deployed 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) and 7750 Service Routers (SR) for residential and business services completing the fixed ultra-broadband footprint for SFR.

Pierre-Alain Allemand, SFR said, “Customer demand for more bandwidth to their homes, their offices and everywhere else continues to grow and grow.  An upgrade of our optical metro became a high priority for SFR.  Alcatel-Lucent’s IP transport technology solution combined with their experience gained as a long-time supplier of technology and services made them a logical choice for the upgrade.”

Olivier Gordien, Alcatel-Lucent said, “Alcatel-Lucent and SFR have a working relationship that extends back over decades.  We understand their existing network and the issues they are facing because we supplied their original SDH optical network.  We are in a unique position to provide for SFR an efficient and seamless transition to IP transport cloud-optimized metro transport to enable the delivery of ultra-broadband and cloud services.”

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