by david.nunes



New world telecom and alcatel-Lucent build super-fast optical

network in hong kong



PARIS/hong kong, jULY 12, 2011 – New World Telecom, a leading telecommunications service provider in Hong Kong, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) to prepare its optical network for the introduction of blazingly fast 100-G (gigabit) technology, enabling the operator to offer a growing variety of enterprise services to the customers.




Johnny Cheung, Executive Vice President, Networks and IT of New World Telecom, said: “Alcatel-Lucent will help expand the capacity, performance and flexibility of our network to address the rapid growth in demand for high speed data transmission, especially suitable for telecommunications, banking and finance, as well as media industries in Hong Kong.”




Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia-Pacific Region, said: “Demand for every kind of data service is exploding in the Asia-Pacific region, and New World Telecom is moving quickly to capitalize on this demand.  By upgrading their optical network to support very high speeds, they have taken a bold step to ensure that customers in Hong Kong can take advantage of one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful optical networks.”




At the heart of the Alcatel-Lucent-provided solution is the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), which offers high capacity and performance. The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS also gives service providers considerable flexibility by re-allocating bandwidth automatically to address any faults that occur in the network. This means that New World Telecom and its customers can count on the network to deliver exceptional reliability.




By employing the 100G-capable 1830 PSS, New World Telecom will be able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair, which means the network will need no re-engineering, protecting initial investment, driving down operational costs and power consumption significantly.




The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS is a central element of Alcatel-Lucent’s Converged Backbone solution, a key domain of the Alcatel-Lucent High Leverage Network™ (HLN) architecture, which is designed to cut transport costs and dramatically reduce operational complexity in core networks.




About New World Telecom


Established in 1995, New World Telecommunications Limited (NWT) is a member of New World Development Company Ltd.  NWT is a pioneering telecom service provider in Hong Kong.  Being a customer-focused company, NWT is dedicated to offering top quality international voice and innovative data services for its customers in Hong Kong and overseas.


NWT has continuously expanded its business coverage by investing in both local and international network infrastructure, and establishing bilateral partnerships with more than 300 global incumbents and major carriers. These international linkages allow our customers to enjoy the global reach with quality connectivity and stability.  For details, please visit www.newworldtel.com or email to [email protected]






About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)


The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.




With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.




The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 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.




Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts

SIMON POULTER                       [email protected]             T : + 33 (0)1 30 77 30 38


SCOTT SYKES                            [email protected]                 T: + 852 2599 2536





FRANK MACCARY                        [email protected]             T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11


DON SWEENEY                          [email protected]                  T : + 1 908 582 6153


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