Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its
backhaul network ahead of future LTE deployment. The vendor will
provide its WDM solution for the Russian operator’s optical
transport network in metropolitan areas, allowing MTS to increase
network performance and backhaul capacity to meet bandwidth demand over
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy WDM in four federal districts
of Russia: Moscow, the north-west, the south and the Volga region,
initially covering four cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar,
Rostov and Ufa.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that
OJSC Mobile TeleSystems (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT), the leading
telecommunication operator in Russia and the CIS, has selected
Alcatel-Lucent’s WDM solution for its optical transport network in
metropolitan areas. The project will enable MTS to increase its network
capacity, flexibility, speed and enhance quality of service.
The resulting increase in the backhaul capacity and transport
efficiency allows MTS to optimize the delivery of bandwidth-hungry 3G
services and prepare its network for LTE technology introduction.
Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its WDM networking
solution in four federal districts of Russia: Moscow, the north-west,
the south and the Volga region and will cover initially the following
four cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Rostov and Ufa.
“To prepare our urban transport network for the challenges of data
traffic increase due to development of fixed communication networks, 3G
and future LTE introduction we looked for a solution capable to support
profitable Internet growth while controlling costs and ensuring a
quick return on investments,”said Oleg Larionov, Transport network
Director at MTS Group. “Alcatel-Lucent leading-edge solution can help
us transform our existing network and scale as demand grows”.
“The tremendous growth of 3G services is the key driver of service
providers’ network transformation initiatives and their demand for
reliability, scalability and cost-efficiency,” said Alexander Tikhonov,
Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in CIS. “Alcatel-Lucent’s
state-of-the-art optical transport solution meets the MTS need for
meeting bandwidth growth, while optimizing its total cost of ownership
and expanding the revenue-generating potential with more dynamic
The Alcatel-Lucent solution is based on its 1830 Photonic Service
Switch (PSS) which offers a highly flexible and easy to operate
platform for automated WDM networking to dynamically meet traffic
demand evolution. Initially operating at low rates, the MTS network can
cost-effectively scale up to 100 Gigabit per second (100G). In
addition, it will provide a solid foundation for storage area network
More about the Alcatel-Lucent solution
Based on its unique Zero Touch Photonics approach,
the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS, managed by the 1350 Optical Management
System will help MTS to lower transport-network costs by eliminating
unnecessary optical-to-electrical-to-optical (OEO) conversions. As part
of the solution, Alcatel-Lucent is also providing a suite of
comprehensive services such as installation and commissioning services
and provisioning that will ensure smooth integration of the solution.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
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