March 21, 2013 at 05:00 AM EDT
Alcatel-Lucent to boost speed and quality of broadband business services for NTT Communications in Japan
Single, high-performance IP network will wide array of services, simplify network operations and reduce operational costs, while dramatically lowering power consumption

TOKYO and PARIS, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced that Japan's NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has chosen its advanced Edge Router systems to dramatically boost speed, performance and cost-efficiency within in its VPN enterprise services. 

NTT Com will introduce Alcatel-Lucent's Multi-service Edge Router, the 7750 Service Router (7750 SR) as part of business services available in Japan and worldwide. Previously such services were supported by independent networks, but the move to a single, converged IP infrastructure provided by Alcatel-Lucent will simplify and streamline network management, cut the cost of network operations and help lower NTT Com's operational expenditure through a measurable decrease in energy consumption.

Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router is designed to offer high performance and availability to differentiate it from the competition. The 7750SR supports platform capacities ranging from 40Gb/s to 2Tb/s, and has a processing structure adapted to the carrier's service, quality-of-service provision, and a wide range of protocols and interfaces such as Ethernet and multi-service.

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Hiroshi Sono, Director of Technology, Network Services division of NTT Com said: "In 2010 we deployed Alcatel-Lucent's service routers in the network that serves our international business customers, so the transformation of our network in Japan is a natural progression in this successful collaboration. Alcatel-Lucent's dedication to continuously enhancing their platforms with the very latest capabilities gives us the confidence that this new network will be able to address the fast-evolving expectations of our customers far into the future."

Martin Jordy, President and Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent Japan said: "Alcatel-Lucent has tremendous focus on building the most advanced capabilities into our service routers. Innovations such as our FP3 400G processor and advanced Application Assurance features enable our customers to address growing demand for sophisticated data services from businesses and consumers. This commitment to continuous innovation has allowed us to build an increasingly close relationship with NTT, and to expand our overall position in the extremely competitive Japanese market".

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.

Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company's continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent

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