Netia, Poland’s largest alternative fixed telecommunications provider, will deploy its next-generation 10G Metro Ethernet networks using Alcatel-Lucent IP solutions.
The Alcatel-Lucent solution provides a single unified infrastructure upon which Netia can offer highly reliable business services such as Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) and IP VPNs, and also will form the base for all future services including triple play.
Netia chose to replace its existing equipment with the Alcatel-Lucent Metro Ethernet solution, which supports multiple service types with superior scale, hierarchical quality of service and availability – all critical for guaranteeing stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) on business-critical data. The Alcatel-Lucent solution will also accommodate triple play services allowing Netia to offer the next wave of advanced services with minimal further investment.
“Poland has one of the fastest growing broadband markets in Central-Eastern Europe and that requires us to aggressively expand our services to meet customer demand,” said Jolanta Ciesielska, Netia spokesperson. “Alcatel-Lucent offers excellent technology and proven performance giving us a solid base to grow our business with services that are a cut above those of our competitors. It also will be the infrastructure for future advanced broadband services.”
“As broadband penetration is still low in Poland compared to other European Union countries, the opportunity is huge for services providers who are willing to invest in a converged IP/MPLS network and offer advanced Ethernet services,” said Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP activities. “Netia has replaced its legacy gear with a solution that gives them the freedom of introducing services quickly, simply and in line with market demand.”
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its Metro Ethernet portfolio in various locations across Poland over the next three years. The Alcatel-Lucent solution consists of the 7750 Service Router, 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, 7250 Service Access Switch and the 5620 Service Aware Manager.