Alcatel-Lucent tapped to increase agility of TIM backbone

Staff writer
06 Jan 2016

Alcatel-Lucent has been tapped to transform and make more agile the national “backbone” network of TIM in Italy. The company said it is deploying its portfolio of IP core routing and carrier software-defined networking (SDN) technology to optimize the provision of new video and cloud services.

The transformation project with TIM will see Alcatel-Lucent deploying its 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) IP Core Router portfolio alongside its previously provided 100G agile optical networking technology.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) will enable integrated end-to-end management of IP and optical transport network. The network will be implemented by end of 2016.

TIM will also use Alcatel-Lucent’s Carrier SDN-based Network Services Platform which will allow it to cost-efficiently define new services and activate them in real-time. This reduces TIM’s costs and improves network operations while offering its subscribers a high-quality, on-demand service experience.

Under this agreement Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7950 XRS nationwide across Italy, with the 5620 SAM providing end-to-end network management across the IP and optical network layers, allowing TIM to meet its customers’ demands for high-quality, fast and efficient data services into the future.

Alcatel-Lucent will also deploy its Network Services Platform. The NSP is a Carrier SDN technology developed specifically for application in the Carrier Wide Area Network (WAN) that combines network-aware service automation with service-aware network-automation so that service providers can reduce network complexity and gain the insight and control needed to deliver on-demand network services quickly, profitably and at scale.

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