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November 17, 2010

America Movil to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS-based offering in Latin America

Mobile backhaul offering for fully managed IP-based transport

By CBR Staff Writer

America Movil, a mobile operator in Latin America, has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul offering to support mobile broadband services including high-speed mobile Internet access to its mobile customers in Latin America.

Under this three-year contract, Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR) along with the its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM).

Alcatel-Lucent said its IP portfolio enables America Movil to deliver scalable, evolvable, and fully managed IP-based transport able to adapt to the expected increase in core traffic and to adapt to the advances brought about by the introduction of fourth-generation mobile technology.

The company has already deployed 3G networks throughout Latin America and is now upgrading them to a mobile transport network infrastructure that supports current services while enabling it the delivery of new multimedia services and applications.

America Movil has selected Alcatel-Lucent to transform its transport networks in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Alcatel-Lucent vice-president for the America Movil account in the Caribbean and Latin America region Javier Rey said by consolidating services over a single, packet-based network, America Movil will simplify operations and reduce operating expenditures and offer its customers the quality and most advanced mobile IP services.

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