China Telecom has selected Alcatel to upgrade its existing broadband DSL network to prepare for triple play service delivery.
The agreement was signed through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel's flagship Chinese company. China Telecom is already the largest fixed telecommunication service provider in China, and will continue to expand with this recent partnership. The DSL network will be accessible over 26 provinces in China, including South China's 18 provinces and North China’s eight.
China Telecom subscribers will have access to broadband services such as high-speed Internet access, videoconference, IPTV and other multimedia services. This will be made possible by deploying the Alcatel Intelligent Services Access Manager. It will enable China Telecom to offer user-centric broadband services at triple the speed of conventional ADSL technology.
"As user demand for high speed Internet access services grows in China, service providers need to enhance and expand their broadband service offerings to better serve their customers," Gerard Dega, President of Alacatel Shanghia Bell said in a statement.