Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Kyivstar GSM for all-IP network transformation

Alcatel-Lucent today announced that it has been selected by Kyivstar GSM, the
largest operator in Ukraine, to design, install, and maintain a country-wide
Metropolitan transmission packet based IP/MPLS network as part of its larger IP
network transformation.

Alcatel-Lucent will deliver its next generation solution that will enable
Kyivstar to pave the way for a fully converged IP network and support its
evolution to possible 3G and LTE networks. With this Alcatel-Lucent-powered
all-IP network Kyivstar will also be able to offer innovative IP services such
as IPTV and enhanced communications services to both its residential and
enterprise customers with maximum quality of service while realizing CAPEX and
operational savings due to the efficiencies of IP-based technology.

“We will benefit from Alcatel-Lucent‘s worldwide experience in network
transformation and state of the art IP networking technologies to smoothly and
rapidly migrate to an all IP infrastructure,” said Alexander Dorofiy, Kyivstar
Deputy CTO. “Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions and services give us the business and
technology tools we need to compete and to offer subscribers a full scope of
converged services.”

“By converging all services over a unified IP-based infrastructure, Kyivstar
can build new revenue streams as well as customer loyalty while creating the
platform to deploy next generation mobile technologies, such as 3G and LTE, as
well as the advanced IP services that run over them,” said Alexander Tikhonov,
Head of Alcatel-Lucent business in CIS.

Alcatel-Lucent will supply products from its industry leading Service Router
(SR) portfolio including the 7750 SR, 7210 Service Access Switch and the 5620
Service Aware Manager to address the access, aggregation and core network
layers. To offer a full end-to-end solution, Alcatel-Lucent will also supply
its next generation Enterprise product, the Omni Switch 6250, to deliver
residential access and 3G backhauling. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide
professional services.

The network transformation will be performed in two phases: phase one will
cover the needs of end-users services (HSI, VoIP, IPTV) and up-coming 3G mobile
traffic. During the second phase 2G traffic will be gradually moved from SDH to
the converged IP network.

Over 270 service providers in more than 100 countries around the world have
selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio as key elements of their IP
transformation. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in
the IP/MPLS Edge market segment.


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