Alcatel-Lucent broadens IP router family

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) said it is to introduce a new series of IP routers that will give service providers and enterprises an economically and ergonomically optimized platform for smaller locations in large-scale IP networks, or as a full-service router for smaller networks.

The new 7750 SR-e service router will expand Alcatel-Lucent´s highly successful 7750 Service Router (SR) family, extending the benefits of service routing further into the network to give service providers and enterprises IP routing technology scaled to their needs at different network locations.

Communications networks today are advancing at an unprecedented pace to adapt to the shift in cloud-based operations, the emerging Internet of Things, ultra-high definition video and the ongoing demand for bandwidth. Residential and mobile users are also gaining higher speed access through technologies such as Fiber-to-the-Home, Wi-Fi, LTE and LTE-Advanced.

These events are putting significant pressure on aggregation networks and on the network service edge. In turn, operators are being driven to push edge service functions out from a few large, centralized sites to a more distributed architecture with many smaller locations.

This push has created the need for the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR-e, with full IP edge routing capability in a mid-size form factor.

By sharing a common Service Router Operating System (SR OS) software base with Alcatel-Lucent´s virtualized router portfolio, seamless provisioning and management with the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) across mixed physical and virtual routed environments, and with open APIs for Software Defined Network (SDN) control, the new 7750 SR-e platform is also cloud-ready and a key element in Alcatel-Lucent´s portfolio supporting the evolution of networking to NFV and SDN.

Alcatel-Lucent is a leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist.