Lucent Technologies announced that it has been selected by Maxis, the leading Malaysian mobile service provider, to deploy a next-generation, all-IP network to support ADSL broadband access services.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, Lucent will provide Maxis with its AnyMedia Line Access Gateway (LAG).
Lucent will replace existing Maxis legacy access systems, used to support traditional voice services, with Lucent's next generation AnyMedia LAG 1900 and 4300 systems, access gateways that support narrowband as well as broadband and leased line services in a single system.
With Lucent's AnyMedia solution, Maxis will be able to offer ADSL services to both new and existing customers.
'Lucent, as a long standing technology partner, has helped us from the beginning to evolve our network toward a converged broadband network,' said Dr. Nikolai Dobberstein, Head of Products & New Businesses of Maxis.
'Lucent's solutions will enable us to move toward a single, IP-based network to support high-speed ADSL capabilities.'
Lucent Worldwide Services will provide a variety of professional services such as installation, integration and system quality assurance for the deployment.
'Malaysia, and the Asian Region, are important NGN markets for Lucent and we appreciate the opportunity to assist Maxis, a recognized leader in the delivery of advanced services, in moving to an IP-based next-generation network," said Bart Vogel, president, Lucent Technologies Asia Pacific.
The AnyMedia LAG system is a flexible, multi-service access platform that enables Maxis to provide ADSL, VDSL, Ethernet and traditional voice in a single integrated platform.
The system streamlines operations by using a single integrated network management system for voice and data traffic, cutting operational expenses while simplifying network migration.
"Lucent is excited to play such a key role in this important project, one of the first true next-generation network deployments in the Asia-Pacific region," said Rob Piconi, vice president and general manager, Broadband Solutions, Lucent Technologies.
"Lucent's AnyMedia platform is leading the way in helping operators in the region move away from traditional circuit voice networks to more efficient and economical IP-based architectures."