Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Japan’s Softbank Mobile to supply a mobile backhaul solution to help the operator meet its increasing subscriber demand for broadband services on Softbank’s third generation mobile network.
Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile backhaul solution which leverages IP/MPLS technology – is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META), a comprehensive vision for the evolution of mobile networks to all-IP.
With 80% of Japanese mobile users having already migrated to 3G, mobile service providers need to offer reliable and innovative services in order to remain competitive. By deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile backhaul solution to aggregation layer, Softbank can more flexibly and effectively address the rapidly increasing subscriber and traffic.
Alcatel-Lucent’s solution includes the 7670 Routing Switch Platform, a highly scalable and configurable multi-service (switch/router) platform – capable of supporting next generation multimedia-rich services – and the 5620 Network Management (NM) platform. Alcatel-Lucent also will provide professional services such as project management, maintenance, integration and testing. This agreement highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s role as a supplier of backhaul solutions for 3G mobile networks, and strengthens its position in the Japanese market.