Alcatel announced that it has been awarded a contract by Iceland Telecom to upgrade the operator’s broadband access network to cope with increased demand for Triple Play services, including IPTV, and ensure business continuity as the network scales up.
‘Competition from CLECs and power utilities requires us to take an aggressive approach towards rolling out triple play services,’ said Thor Jes Thorisson, VP Data Services of Iceland Telecom. ‘We have selected Alcatel’s solution based on its performance, stability, reliability and resilience, as well as its capability to offer triple play services at non-blocking speeds to all users at the same time.’
‘Service providers in Europe are aggressively moving to deliver IP-enabled video (IPTV) services as a means to increase revenue, reduce churn, and stave off competition The sheer volume of bandwidth intensive applications is driving the operators to rethink their access network strategy,’ commented Michel Rahier, chief operating officer of Alcatel’s fixed communications activities. ‘Having a scalable and reliable access infrastructure, which can guarantee the rigorous quality of service requirements needed for any triple play service roll-out, is key, as has been proven by our customers worldwide. Choosing Alcatel as a partner significantly reduces deployment risks for the operator .’
Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel is deploying its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager and Alcatel 5530 Network Analyzer.
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