The largest Brazilian telecom operator, Oi has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to build a new broadband data communication network architecture to enable the operator's fixed and mobile broadband customers to enjoy faster downloads, watch high-definition video channels with superior quality, and make voice and videos calls, in addition to reducing the company’s operating costs.
The upgrade involving OTN (Optical Transport Network) equipment, with 100 Gigabyte circuits that cover 30 thousand kilometers of network will see the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Router at the network edge to enable the service provider to offer access network services, such as mobile, broadband, IPTV and B2B from a single platform.
Oi’s implementation of a “single edge” architecture began in late 2014 as part of a technology partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, an IP, cloud and ultra-broadband specialist. The solution enables the efficient use of all bandwidth available during peak consumption periods to avoid network congestion and slowdowns and will allow a reduction of nearly half of the equipment currently installed at Oi’s IP access network plant, said Alcatel Lucent.
The project aims to reach approximately 6 million landline and mobile broadband customers by 2016. The implementation of the new architecture began in cities designated as priority markets, but the entire project aims to serve 167 municipalities by 2016, reaching approximately 6 million Oi broadband subscribers and more than 9,000 of the company’s corporate customers.