Armenian Datacom Company to expand service offering over converged Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS backbone
Paris, February 21, 2007 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Armenian Datacom Company, a competitive data provider in Armenia, selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply an IP/MPLS network to deliver high quality data and Internet services to business and residential customers.
Covering most of the Armenian capital city of Yerevan, Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS network will allow Armenian Datacom to benefit from a wider variety of service offerings and increased service flexibility. Once deployed, the operator can provide advanced services such as high speed Internet (HSI) and virtual private LAN services (VPLS) for corporate customers. By running all services on a single, next generation IP infrastructure, Armenian Datacom can achieve significant economies of scale and maximize profitability of services while streamlined and simplified network management tools will result in significant operational savings.
“By leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s IP portfolio of products, Armenian Datacom Company can offer advanced business and residential services for the first time in Armenia,” said Armenian Datacom CEO Harald Grytten. “Implementing Alcatel-Lucent’s leading-edge solutions gives us the business and technology tools we need to compete and to offer subscribers a variety of converged services.”
“As an early supplier of cutting edge IP/MPLS solutions in Armenia, we are in a position to contribute to further development and modernization of the data infrastructure in Armenia,” said Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP activities. “Armenian Datacom is able to leverage the unique features of our IP/MPLS solution to provide a new generation of services to its customers.”
Armenian Datacom Company joins a list of more than 160 service providers in over 60 countries who have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio, including massive, multi-year IP network and service transformation projects at AT&T, BT, Cable & Wireless, and Telstra. According to Ovum-RHK, Alcatel-Lucent was #2 in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment in Q4 2006, with 19% market share.
Armenian Datacom Company CJSC (ADC) is an Armenian-Norwegian joint venture formed in 2006. The company is set up to provide telecommunications services in and around the city of Yerevan with focus on the latest available services for commercial data communication and Internet access for an unlimited amount of users.ADC’s vision is to invite businesses and the population of Yerevan into a new digital world that is always available, is secure and offers access to advanced services of today and tomorrow. ADC is built up by a highly competent and dedicated organisation with international IT & telecommunications experience Continuous development ensures availability of advanced services for new customers. 24/7 support operations secure optimal subscriber connections at all times. ADC has professional owners with extensive international experience from telecommunications, IT and capital markets. The combination is a small company operating telecommunications services to the best international standards.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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