Lucent Technologies and KUB-Fujitsu Telecommunications Sdn Bhd Sign Frame contract valued at more than US $15 Million with Telekom Malaysia
Lucent and KFT team to deliver optical and access product and services to expand Telekom Malaysia’s digital data network
JUNE 20, 2006, COMMUNICASIA, SINGAPORE EXPO, BOOTH #5B2-07 and CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and KUB-Fujitsu Telecommunications (KFT), a subsidiary of KUB Malaysia Berhad, a manufacturer of telecommunciations systems, today announced an agreement to jointly provide products and services to Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM ).
The three-year agreement is valued at more than US $15 Million and will focus on providing products and services that continue to upgrade TM’s existing high-speed network. Telekom Malaysia Berhad is a leading regional information and communications group that offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in fixed-line, mobile, data and broadband.
Lucent Worldwide Services will serve as the lead network integrator for the project providing professional services, multi-vendor network integration services as well as ongoing remote technical support. KFT will provide onsite integration and installation services, onsite technical support, installation material sourcing, and overall project management.
“We want to be on the leading-edge of the next-generation curve as the telecommunications needs of our customer continue to become more sophisticated,” said Abdul Aziz Hj. Mohamed, KUB Telekomunikasi Sdn Bhd. “The combination of Lucent’s worldwide capabilities and multivendor network knowledge with the regional expertise of KFT delivered a high-quality solution at a cost-effective price.”
“The win allows Lucent Malaysia to continue its growth path in the country,” said Ivan Chin, general manager of Lucent Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“Lucent continues to demonstrate its role as a leading network integrator in Asia,” said Paul Higgs, president of Lucent Services in Asia Pacific and China. “We are able to work closely with Telekom Malaysia and their partners, like KUB, to design, build and deliver high-performance next-generation networks.”
Lucent’s services arm, one of the world’s leading network solutions integrators, is one of the industry’s most experienced network services organizations. With more than 10,000 technicians, network engineers and consultants, Lucent services serves the largest service providers, enterprises, government institutions and cable providers in 45 countries and six continents and supports more than 1,500 products from more than 250 different vendors.
KUB-Fujitsu Telecommunications (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (KFT) is a subsidiary of KUB Malaysia Berhad. KFT is ISO 9002 certified and its core business is mainly in manufacturing of telecommunications and electronic products and provision of engineering and support services. The company is involved in the supply of the digital telephone switching equipment and related engineering maintenance services. Other business capability is in contract manufacturing of PCB assembly, cable termination, electronic equipment and wire harness. In January this year, KFT was awarded RM58 million worth of contract from TM for the supply of digital data network (DDM) and the provision of works. KFT’s history of PCB contract manufacturing started since 1995 with Fujitsu Switching Division in China being one of the company’s biggest customers in PCB assembly. KFT aims to be the premier manufacturer of leading-edge telecommunication systems
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