Alcatel-Lucent honored with International Engineering Consortium InfoVision Award at Broadband World Forum Asia 2007
Paris, June 6, 2007 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that its Corporate Mobility Manager (CMM) solution has received the InfoVision Award from the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) which recognizes the telecommunications industry’s most unique and beneficial technologies, applications and services. The Alcatel-Lucent CMM won the InfoVision Award in the category of Content, Entertainment, Applications, and Services. The award was announced today at Broadband World Forum Asia 2007 taking place this week in Beijing, China.
The Alcatel-Lucent CMM is a versatile network application that enables enterprises to integrate employees from multiple locations and across multiple networks and devices on to one converged communication system. The comprehensive CMM supports delivery of a variety of services including voice VPN, Virtual PBX and Fixed Mobile Convergence on a single platform across any type of network (PSTN, PLMN, NGN, IMS) and integrates easily with existing PBX deployments.More than 100 fixed, mobile, and fixed/mobile converged service providers including BT UK and BT Italia, Telecom Italia, TDC, Vodafone Australia and Mobistar (Orange Group) have selected the Alcatel-Lucent CMM to serve the converged communication needs of their enterprise customers.
IEC Vice President of Conference Development Tom Costello commented, “The IEC’s InfoVision Awards program gives tribute to the paramount broadband innovations in deployment today in the Asia-Pacific region. We are pleased to recognize Alcatel-Lucent as an InfoVision Award winner for its Corporate Mobility Manager, which we appreciate as a significant contribution to the industry.”
Submissions are judged by an independent panel of noted industry experts from vendor companies, service providers and industry associations. The finalists of the 2007 InfoVision Finalist Award were evaluated against six criteria, including: value of service or technology in solving recognized technology problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and performance, and/or enhancing customer service, overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement, originality and vision, potential contribution toward positive industry growth and service, market success/acceptance and contribution to end-user quality of experience and service efficiency.
“Alcatel-Lucent is committed to developing and delivering innovative new convergent solutions that bring together independent modes of communication to create blended solutions that deliver simple, integrated and personalized services to end users,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia-Pacific. “To be recognized for our industry contribution in the category of Content, Entertainment, Applications and Services by the prestigious IEC organization is a significant honor for our team and technology, as well as a strong validation of our market vision and leadership.”
The Alcatel-Lucent CMM solution is being demonstrated at the Alcatel-Lucent Booth (#303) at Broadband World Forum 2007 in addition to a variety innovative, market leading applications and solutions.
About Alcatel-Lucent CMM
As the cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s Managed Business Communication Services (MBCS) strategy, the Alcatel-Lucent CMM is designed for service providers offering enterprises three types of services over any network (PSTN, mobile, NGN/IMS) to any device (fixed, SIP, mobile phone and dual mode GSM/WiFi handset): Voice/Multimedia VPN, virtual PBX and single phone/single number services. The Alcatel-Lucent CMM runs on Alcatel-Lucent’s Open Services Platform (OSP) and spans PSTN, NGN/IMS and mobile networks.
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 transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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