Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Alcatel extends reach and markets for IP portfolio

  • 23 March, 2006 10:41

<p>Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced availability of the Alcatel 7710 Service Router, a compact, optimized service routing platform with a throughput of 12 Gb/s. With a compact form factor, variety of lower-speed interfaces, and purpose-built high availability, the Alcatel 7710 SR is targeted at mobile operators, service providers with smaller points of presence (POPs) and emerging markets. The 7710 SR incorporates all of the strengths of the Alcatel 7750 Service Router portfolio, including the high availability, service richness, and Quality of Service (QoS) features that have led to more than 100 customers in 50 countries selecting the Alcatel IP portfolio.</p>
<p>The addition of the 7710 SR to Alcatel’s portfolio illustrates its continuing commitment to IP. Alcatel has a history of innovation in IP, including the development of the world’s first service router and the first implementation of high availability on a router; it is this combination that enables IP network transformation to support voice, video and data services in an always-on, highly resilient manner. As well, Alcatel is a leader in the delivery of integrated IP/MPLS network and service management that makes provisioning and proactive troubleshooting a point-and-click exercise.</p>
<p>Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) has chosen to deploy the 7710 SR in its international POPs (Point of Presence), including the United States and the United Kingdom, to carry its international traffic.</p>
<p>“TNZI selected the 7710 SR to complement the base of 7750 SR’s for its international network because it offered us a scaled-down footprint, interface density and interface variety to meet our needs whilst retaining the feature parity and resiliency of the 7750 SR,” said Geoff Burrell, CTO of TNZI. “Alcatel provides a solution spanning service routers, service and network management applications, design and build expertise, and local support.</p>
<p>“The introduction of the 7710 SR reflects the strengthening and broadening of our IP portfolio,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel’s IP activities. “It’s also a continuing validation that service routing is the most important new phase in the IP industry. Extending all the performance and QoS features of our service routers into a scaled down form factor gives operators the service richness, velocity and flexibility that have made Alcatel’s IP family so successful already.”</p>
<p>Worldwide, the Alcatel IP portfolio has been selected by more than 100 service providers, including AT&amp;T (formerly SBC) as part of its Project Lightspeed which will provide broadband access for up to 18 million households in the U.S. as well as for network transformation projects at BT (21CN), Deutsche Telekom and China Telecom. In the fourth quarter of 2005, Alcatel held second place worldwide for IP edge aggregation with a market share of 25.8 percent, according to Synergy Research Group.</p>
<p>About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:</p>
<p>For more information please contact:</p>
<p>Mariana Cidade| Porter Novelli Australia
Phone +61 2 8424 8500</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?