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Lucent To Wire Yunnan Province for Broadband

Lucent Technologies Friday said it will supply multiservice core switches for Yunnan Telecom's multiservice broadband network backbone.

The multi-million US-dollar contract is part of Lucent's strategy of providing next-generation converged network solutions delivering voice, data and video services in China.

Lucent says that Yunnan's new network, expected to become operational in April, will launch new services for enterprises and individual consumers including e-commerce applications, commercial IP services, integrated network wholesale business, individual consumer IP services, Virtual Private Network (VPN), IP telephony voice over IP (VoIP), frame relay and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) services.

Yunnan Telecom's multiservice broadband network is part of China Telecom's multiservice national network. Yunnan will deploy more than 1, 000 ports installing network nodes in the Provincial Network Management Center located in Kunming and 14 other locations within the province.

Upon completion, these core network nodes will be directly interconnected via 2.5Gpbs optical trunk lines, and will also be connected to the node of the national network in Kunming via a transmission rate of 155Mbps.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to make a contribution to Yunnan provincial network," said Kevin Poon, managing director, China and Hong Kong, InterNetworking Systems (INS) of Lucent Technologies. "Lucent will help Yunnan build one of the most advanced networks in China and worldwide."

Lucent's multiservice core switching products have already been widely deployed in China -- projects include China Telecom's nationwide ATM and frame relay multiservice backbone network and its multimedia backbone network, China Post's integrated computer service network, and provincial/municipal multiservice backbone networks in Zhejiang, Fujian, Gansu, Chongqing and Hainan.

Currently, Lucent Technologies China Co., Ltd. has established 7 regional offices, 8 joint ventures and 3 wholly owned companies, and has over 3,500 employees in China.



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