Alcatel-Lucent re-signs services contract with Transpower New Zealand

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Alcatel-Lucent and Transpower New Zealand have re-signed an exclusive managed services agreement for a further three years.
 
Transpower owns and operates New Zealand’s high-voltage electricity transmission network – the national grid – linking electricity generators to distribution companies and major industrial users.
 
Alcatel-Lucent designed, and has been building, Transpower’s IP-based, fiber optic telecommunications network since 2007 and has also exclusively maintained and operated Transpower’s core telecommunications infrastructure from a dedicated Network Operations Centre in Hamilton.
 
Transpower’s IP-based communications network features key components of Alcatel-Lucent's mission-critical utility solutions portfolio. It gives Transpower access to advanced capabilities for transporting voice, video and data applications between sites, as well as providing scalable network architecture based on Alcatel-Lucent’s service routing and optical networking portfolios including the 7710 SR, 5620 Service Aware manager and Optical Multi-Service Node systems, to accommodate future applications.

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