NWT and Lucent Technologies Join Hands in Entering the New Era of FMC
Innovative new IMS platform helps NWT create innovative communications services over fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services
FRIDAY JULY 14, 2006 - HONG KONG -- New World Telecommunications Limited (NWT) and Lucent Technologies (Lucent) (NYSE: LU) today announced that Lucent will provide its leading IP Multi-media Subsystem (IMS) platform to NWT, enabling the telco to create and deliver simple, seamless, secure, portable, personal multimedia services for their subscribers over its optical IP network to different types of end user devices. Lucent´s IMS platform allows NWT to easily implement new and innovative services over an internationally recognized standard. NWT is Hong Kong´s first fixed line operator to deploy an IMS platform.
York Mok, Chief Operating Officer of NWT said, “the global telecommunications industry has entered the new era of transforming traditional network to pure IP network, which is the cornerstone in the emergency of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services. Being the leading IP and telecom service provider in Hong Kong and the region, we endeavour to create unparalleled value to our customers. Deploying Lucent´s IMS platform helps us leap ahead in strengthening our flexibility to develop innovative multimedia messaging and collaboration services, over a single platform, seamlessly over different devices like telephones, PDAs, notebooks and mobile phones. This will allow NWT to leap frog in the direction of FMC services and allow our customers to experience a more enjoyable, enriched communications in the future.”
Qu, Jiadong, Lucent Services China President said, “By implementing Lucent´s IMS Platform into their fixed network, NWT will be able to pursue a new service model that will allow for faster and more cost effective implementation of new and innovative end-user applications to better improve service offerings to subscribers.”
Lucent´s IMS platform enables carriers to deliver both new and traditional seamless multimedia services to IP or legacy wireline / wireless subscribers. The global leader in IMS enabled networks, Lucent has customer wins with Bell South, Cingular, AT&T, Sprint and Paetec, in the U.S. and O2 and Netia in Europe. Lucent also has about 77 ongoing trials for IMS network elements with 16 customers.
About New World Telecommunications Limited
Established in 1995, New World Telecommunications Limited (NWT) is a member of New World Development Company Ltd. Backed by its advanced Next Generation Network, NWT has evolved from a traditional telecom carrier into a next generation IP and telecom service provider offering a wide spectrum of unparalleled integrated communications solutions, applications and content services, such as broadband, IP telephony, VPN, IPLC, as well as local and international voice services.
NWT has continuously expanded its business coverage by investing in both local and international network infrastructure, and establishing bilateral partnerships with more than 180 global incumbents and major carriers. In addition, NWT has obtained appropriate facility-based licenses and has established Point-of-Presence facilities and offices in strategically selected countries and regions, including the USA, the UK, Taiwan and Singapore. For details, please visit http://www.newworldtel.com.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com
About Lucent Technologies IMS Platform
The telecommunications market is being driven by increasing end-user demand for converged, FMC services and Lucent is creating value for customers through true convergence. IMS is a game changer, and Lucent has established itself as a clear leader in this new game. To date, Lucent has previously announced 8 customers for our IMS portfolio, including wins with Bell South, Cingular, AT&T, Sprint and Paetec, in the U.S. and O2 and Netia in Europe. We also have about 77 ongoing trials for IMS network elements with 16 customers globally.
Based on IP, IMS can provide voice, data and video services across fixed, mobile or converged networks - giving carriers the flexibility to customize their service architectures to the needs of their customers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent has a unique vision of this next-generation architecture that will enable these value-creating services, as well as a portfolio that is helping carriers implement IMS based FMC services.
Lucent´s IMS Offer In China
* Lucent’s IMS solution have been well received by government, service providers, and media in China for its technology, market leadership, and global commercial roll-out.
* Lucent has been actively communicating with MII and other key government organizations for their early involvement in the standards, as a key 3GPP member working on IMS.
* Lucent is in the leading position for working with key operators in China on IMS trials. Lucent´s Qingdao R&D center has 1/3 of our global IMS R&D, with a focus on the IMS core.
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