Alcatel-Lucent has announced contract wins with NTT DOCOMO and Telekom Srbija, while talking up Swisscom’s fibre footprint.

The Japan-based operator has signed up for A-L’s IP core/edge routing platform as it looks to handle growing data demand.

It plans to start test broadcasts of 8K-resolution television services this year and is gearing up for the Olympic Games in 2020, when it hopes to launch to 5G services.

A-L cited a forecast from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which predicts a thousand-fold increase in data traffic between now and 2020.

Kazuo Sugiyama, Managing Director of Core Network Development Department at NTT DOCOMO said: “Customer demand for data continues to accelerate and we are committed to providing the best service experience for every one of our subscribers.”

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Meanwhile, the France-based vendor revealed that it had helped Swisscom to pass one million premises with Gigabit-speed broadband.

A-L has supplied its Intelligent Service Access Manager, which has helped the operator to offer 400,000 homes and businesses with FTTH tech.

Heinz Herren, CTO and CIO of Swisscom, said: “Achieving this milestone is significant and will allow us to deliver compelling new services to more than a million homes while further enhancing our subscribers’ quality of experience.”

Finally, A-L announced it is providing Telekom Srbija with its Mobile Device Management Platform.

The operator has ordered the tech in a bid to reduce the complexities of activating, supporting and managing mobile devices and services.

CTO Filip Bankovic said: “The new Mobile Device Management platform will substitute the existing platform, thus providing us with more advanced, proactive and innovative features, and handling a vast array of mobile devices, services and applications throughout the device’s lifecycle.

“It is also easily upgradeable for the potential deployment of device management for M2M.”

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