Alcatel-Lucent and Lazus bring 4G LTE ultra-broadband access to nine cities in Colombia
IP/MPLS solution from Alcatel-Lucent will enable Lazus (formerly Promitel) to deliver Carrier Ethernet wholesale services to operators of mobile and fixed services
PARIS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), today announced it has been selected by Lazus – telecommunications operator working under the model carrier to carriers in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica – to deploy ‘metro’ networks in nine cities in Colombia. The IP/MPLS solution, to be deployed over this year, will deliver high-bandwidth, high-performance mobile backhaul and wholesale metropolitan services for IPTV and Triple Play, business and cloud service providers.
-- Lazus will use Alcatel-Lucent's converged IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multi Protocol Label Switching) technology to provide continuous nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G-enabled services for subscribers of their service provider customers in the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Monteria, Bucaramanga, Cali and Popayan. -- Alcatel-Lucent is providing Lazus with a leading edge IP/MPLS solution including the 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), 7705 Service Aware Router (SAR) and 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS) as well as advanced network management and network planning tools, and professional services -- As Alcatel-Lucent repositions itself as a specialist in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access, the Lazus 4G LTE deployments underscore the company's capabilities in advanced networking and access technologies.
Alberto Polifroni, Commercial Vice President, said: “The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution across Colombia will enable Lazus to remain the leader in our urban markets by offering leading edge services for the newly available 4G LTE as well as continuing to provide high quality support for existing 2G and 3G services along in addition to landline and highway services.”
Carlos Alberto Pena, Andean region leader, Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Our agreement with Lazus reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in IP/MPLS in Colombia. These are quickly evolving markets, especially in the mobile space, and Lazus needed to choose a supplier who could address their immediate needs as well as be depended upon to offer the right solutions in the future. Our offering provides enough flexibility for Lazus to enhance its advanced services in all markets, including highways, corporate, mobile and residential.”
Lazus is a Carrier of Carriers specializing in the provision of telecommunications carrier services in optical fiber. The main principle that guides us in all of our relationships with telecommunication operators, their end customers and their suppliers is transparency. Lazus is a private company, directed with high management criteria, which initiated operations in August 2001. Lazus has a network designed especially for transporting data, voice and video over a technological platform with high transmission capacity, 100% redundant and with high levels of reliability and quality, in accordance with national and international standards.
For more information, visit LAZUS on: www.lazus.com
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