Alca-Lu to deliver converged backbone solution for Telekom Srpske

18 Dec 2009

Bosnia’s Telekom Srpske has announced that it has signed a deal with French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent to consolidate the telco’s IP and optical networks into a leveraged IP network infrastructure. Predrag Culibrk, Telekom Srpske’s general manager, said of the deal: ‘We want to provide our business and residential customers a wide range of beneficial, easy-to-use broadband services. With ever-growing internet traffic fuelled by video and mobile broadband, we need to ensure our capacity matches the needs of our customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable us to do so while allowing us to minimise management and operating expenses.’ Under the contract Alca-Lu will provide its Converged Backbone Transformation solution which more tightly integrates IP and optical transport resources, enabling service providers to optimise and leverage their transport networks to deal with the growing demand for bandwidth. The vendor claims the solution will allow for a reduction of the number of required network elements, as well as improving efficiencies in power and rack space, simplifying network provisioning and fault management, minimising latency, and enhancing reliability. For Telekom Srpske it says that this will result in higher efficiency, greater resiliency, and lower complexity in addition to savings in power and space. No financial details of the deal have been disclosed.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Telekom Srpske,

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