Iberdrola, a Spanish electric utility, has selected the Alcatel IP service router to migrate its telecom network to an Internet Protocol (IP) based backbone. By harmonising new IP and Ethernet-based technology and existing services over a unified IP/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) infrastructure, Iberdrola can continue to deliver existing internal services and rapidly roll out new services – such as virtual private LAN service (VPLS).
Iberdrola will deploy the Alcatel 7750 Service Router (SR) and the Alcatel 5620 network management portfolio to enhance the bandwidth wholesale business through its telecom operator brand Neo-Sky and the recently launched Power Line Communications (PLC) offering, which provides internet access through the home’s electrical wiring.
The service capabilities of the Alcatel 7750 Service Router include a wide range of applications such as VPLS, IP-VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), Virtual Leased Lines and enhanced internet access. Each is provided with strict IP/MPLS Quality of Service, allowing Iberdrola to meet the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) set with its customers.