) recently inked an agreement with Telkom Indonesia, a leading
network and telecommunication service provider in Indonesia, to
build optical transport network in the country in order to
support national broadband growth. Alcatel-Lucent will build the
optical network in the areas of Kalimantan, Sulawesi and greater
Jakarta, which generates the bulk of Telkom Indonesia's data
The next-generation agile optical network will be based on
converged wavelength division multiplexing/optical transport
(WDM/OTN) technology. This technology will assist Telkom
Indonesia to provide 100 gigabits-per-second (100G) capability,
covering 50% high-speed broadband traffic in its designated
Alcatel-Lucent's WDM/OTN technology is expected to address the
burgeoning demand for high-bandwidth mobile services, such as
high-definition video streaming, next-generation mobile broadband
applications, multimedia and other data-intensive
By pairing with Alcatel-Lucent, Telekom Indonesia is expected
to meet the increased demand of network capacity at a
cost-effective rate, which in turn is likely to boost its
Alcatel-Lucent is a leading global communication equipment
company and provides innovative products in IP and cloud
networking and ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to
service providers and their customers.
Alcatel-Lucent has been strategically forming alliance with a
number of telecom companies to provide technology backup services
for wireless broadband. Recently, it also formed an alliance with
Surfline Communications Ltd. and Telenor Group to provide 4G LTE
network and high speed internet services.
Alcatel-Lucent currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
), each holding a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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