French telco Bouygues Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to take a lead role in transforming its broadband network into a single IP-based infrastructure that can support video, high-speed internet and voice services.
Bouygues Telecom is deploying an IP-based model in both the core part of its network that connects with other service providers, and in the access portion of its network that connects with its subscribers.
The new high-capacity IP Multimedia Sub-System (IMS) network is expected to improve the overall quality of service for voice and data, and will enable Bouygues Telecom to deliver services to many devices, such as smartphones and its BBox residential gateway, as well as launch new applications quickly.
The telco’s partnership with Alcatel-Lucent will enable it to benefit from the latter’s R&D facilities in France, including Bell Labs, and gain early access to Alcatel-Lucent’s new innovations in Optics and IP technology, including 100G WDM and the new FP3 400G IP chipset.
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