State Corporation Russian Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent expand their cooperation to accelerate Advanced Wireless Broadband in Russia
Alcatel-Lucent RT to develop and manufacture LTE components for the Russian market, based on Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio
Paris and St. Petersburg – State Corporation Russian Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced an expansion of their joint venture, Alcatel-Lucent RT, to develop and manufacture Long Term Evolution (LTE) components customized for the Russian market.
The agreement between State Corporation Russian Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent was signed by S.V. Chemezov, General Director, State Corporation Russian Technologies, and Philippe Camus, Chairman of the Board, Alcatel-Lucent, at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum this week.
The companies will set up a R&D Center in St. Petersburg operated by Alcatel-Lucent RT that will be fully integrated with Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless operations. This center will be staffed by Russian experts to ensure a focus on the development of LTE specific features for the Russian market.
Alcatel-Lucent Russian Telecom Equipment Company (RTEC), an affiliate of State Corporation Russian Technologies, will manufacture the telecommunication products developed by the joint R&D Center.
State Corporation Russian Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent have also agreed to explore a closer collaboration in submarine telecommunications networks, where Alcatel-Lucent is a leading provider of end-to-end undersea cable systems.
“The expansion of our cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent in the area of wireless communications supports the position of the government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation that focuses on promoting innovative technologies based on products developed and manufactured in Russia,” said S.V.Chemezov, general director of State Corporation Russian Technologies. “Joint R&D with such an experienced partner as Alcatel-Lucent - a leading company in the area of LTE technology - will help to develop Russian telecommunications as a science-intensive high-technology industry.”
"Alcatel-Lucent is fully committed to support the Russian service providers and help them address the tough challenges inherent to mobile data traffic explosion by successfully transforming their network and business to LTE. We are confident that our joint efforts with State Corporation Russian Technologies will support new business growth in the industry at large,” said Alexander Tikhonov, Head of Alcatel-Lucent business in CIS. “ Our extended partnership with State Corporation Russian Technologies is the next step in Alcatel-Lucent’s sustainable strategy of integration in Russia where we will be able to develop and enhance innovative and disruptive solutions such as lightRadio™, the Alcatel-Lucent technology that enables universal broadband coverage.”
About State Corporation Russian Technologies
State Corporation Russian Technologies was set up by Federal Law in 2007. Its purpose it to facilitate development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products by supporting Russian developer companies and manufacturers of high-tech products both in the local markets and abroad, as well as by attracting investments to enterprises operating in various industries, including military-industrial complex. Today the Corporation includes almost 600 organizations, of these 278 have strategic status and 21 are “city-forming” ones. The company employs almost 800 thousand people.
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.
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