China’s Ministry of Public Security selects Alcatel for next generation network
Paris, August 16, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by China’s Ministry of Public Security to deploy a next generation network (NGN). It is the second nation-wide NGN network deployed by a government organization in China, following the one deployed by Alcatel for the China State Council Information Office in 2005.
Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will provide an integrated IP communication solution to meet the large capacity needs of the Ministry and provide efficient and secure communications across 32 provinces and cities. In addition to rich telephony features, the network also supports a wide variety of advanced IP-based multimedia services, such as presence-enhanced phone book, which enables a user to see a contact’s current availability, push-to-show, which enables a user to see a contact’s agenda or video conference, push-to-talk and instant messaging.
Upon the completion of the project by the end of September 2006 , the staff of the Ministry of Public Security of China will be able to enjoy interactive and multimedia services including video telephony, video conferencing, Find-Me Follow-Me; which enables a user to receive calls anytime, anywhere through any device, voice virtual private network (VPN) and soft phone applications.
The new network, including the IMS-compliant Alcatel 5020 Softswitch and Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise, will significantly enhance the organization’s operating efficiency with assured quality and performance, while maintaining a seamless connection with the existing voice networks in the second-layer cities.
Ma Xiaodong, Chief Engineer, Information & Communication Department Ministry of Public Security of China said, “We are partnering with Alcatel to help us define the optimal way forward for our traditional voice networks. Not only will the quality and efficiency of our work be enhanced with reliable and advanced communications, but Alcatel’s industry leading solutions will also support the development of our networks now and in the future.”
“Reliability and confidentiality are of utmost importance for a governmental organizations. Leveraging Alcatel’s leadership in both traditional and next-generation voice and data, we are confident to provide a comprehensive and tailor-made NGN solution that effectively meet these requirements,” said Michel Rahier, President of Alcatel’s fixed communications activities.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com
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