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KT chooses Alcatel-Lucent for its large enterprise customers


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by Korea Telecom (KT), the country’s largest communications service provider, as a large-scale IP-PBX supplier for providing high quality VoIP services and business communications services for Korean enterprises. The selection was announced after Alcatel-Lucent’s successful completion of rigorous benchmark testing by KT.

KT will now offer advanced IP-PBX solutions and handsets to provide a variety of customized multimedia services and applications for VoIP services targeting business customers. Alcatel-Lucent will supply IP-based OmniPCX Enterprise private switching systems, IP telephone handsets, and mobile Internet telephone handsets to KT’s customers that need to deploy large scale IP-PBX solutions.

The advanced solution will transform communications for KT’s business customers, delivering services such as multimedia caller ID, customized ring back tone, multimedia message and groupware, along with VoIP, video phone and conferencing. In addition, the IP-PBX solution supports unified communications and drives improved productivity and teamwork with applications that cost effectively improves business processes.

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based OmniPCX Enterprise can accommodate up to 5,000 lines per node while interoperating with KT’s proxy server. It will help KT generate new revenues by providing a broad range of value-added multimedia services for business customers in the near future.

“We are honored to be selected as the first supplier in Korea to provide SIP-based large-scale IP-PBX solutions for KT and their customers. This is a significant achievement for us,” said John Yang, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Korea. “We are dedicated to supporting KT in providing business customers with reliable and scalable IP solutions that competitively transform their networks, their services and fundamentally, their businesses.”

Alcatel-Lucent IP-PBX solutions have been deployed currently by leading service providers such as France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telecom and NTT Communications, as well as global companies including IBM and Nestle. The Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea Labor Welfare Organization, and the Supreme Court of Korea have also selected these solutions.


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