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Alcatel seizes #2 position in IP edge aggregation routing

  • 01 December, 2005 14:49

<p>Synergy Research Group says Alcatel has more than doubled market share to reach 23.6%</p>
<p>Paris, December 1, 2005 — Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that according to data from Synergy Research Group, Alcatel has claimed the #2 position in the fast-growing market segment, IP edge aggregation routing, during the third quarter.</p>
<p>According to Synergy, Alcatel secured 23.6% of the IP edge aggregation routing market in Q3 2005, up from 9.2% in Q2.</p>
<p>“Q3 2005 was a tremendous quarter for Alcatel,” said Ray Mota, Chief Research Officer with Synergy Research Group. "The IP edge aggregation router market is extremely competitive and thus requires a higher level of features and functions in order to close deals. Moreover, Alcatel's success in this market, as demonstrated by its market share gains, has been faster than that of other challengers, and is being driven by an impressive list of global, top-tier customers, all of which are deploying the Alcatel platform for a variety of different applications."</p>
<p>“Just two years after entering the IP market with next-generation platforms, we are pleased to have established Alcatel as the #2 edge aggregation router vendor. This is a testament to Alcatel's focus on service routing and continued product robustness and excellence,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel's IP activities. “Our customers are increasingly employing their IP/MPLS networks for more than Internet service alone. As this evolution occurs, whether driven by triple play for consumers or advanced VPNs for business customers, our industry leading features and capabilities really make a difference.”</p>
<p>To date, more than 90 wireline and wireless service providers in 40 countries around the world have selected Alcatel’s portfolio, demonstrating that Alcatel is the edge router vendor of choice for the new wave of revenue-generating services such as triple play and IP/Ethernet virtual private networks (VPNs).</p>
<p>Recently, Alcatel announced deployments with such progressive service providers as the UK’s BT, for its new Ethernet VLAN service for enterprises in London; ntl, the UK's largest cable company, to extend the reach of its business Ethernet services across the UK to more than 260 points of presence; KPN, in the Netherlands, for triple play service delivery nation-wide; Finland’s Elisa for the convergence of fixed and mobile services; Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom for support of national triple play service delivery; and Turk Telecom, who selected Alcatel as the integrator for a turnkey multi-service IP/MPLS backbone network.</p>
<p>Also in Q3, Alcatel announced availability of the latest feature releases for its IP portfolio, with unique high availability features including non-stop IP/MPLS service delivery, as well as a new addition to the portfolio – the Alcatel 7250 Service Access Switch.</p>
<p>About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com</p>

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