Alcatel-Lucent partners with Epsilon for IP network
Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement with global network exchange provider Epsilon to deploy the French equipment vendor’s optical transport and IP network.
The network will combine IP and 100G optical networking to allow Epsilon to address the growing demand for higher quality and more cost effective broadband and video services.
“At Epsilon we are seeing a rapidly growing market with demands for higher bandwidth,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, COO of Epsilon.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s converged solution provides us with the benefits of both optical and IP networks with full interoperability between them, and the 100G coherent interface cost-effectively builds upon our existing WDM-based infrastructure.”
Epsilon hopes to be able to offer high-definition video, high-speed internet access and VoIP services to its enterprise customers as a result of the partnership, which also prepares the company for a potential 400G upgrade.
“Our combined optical and IP offering will dramatically expand Epsilon’s capacity and advanced business services offerings, helping ensure the best experience possible for their carrier customers’ subscribers,” said Drazen Lukic, VP of optics for Alcatel-Lucent’s APAC region.
“We are also providing Epsilon with a flexible platform that they can use to expand their capacity to 400G down the road, with only a minimal investment.”
Alcatel-Lucent partnered with Telenor Group earlier this week for the delivery of enhanced mobile services across Europe and Asia.