Alcatel-Lucent wins NXTcomm awards for technology innovation and achievement
Paris, June 2008 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has won NXTcomm Eos Awards for its technology innovation and achievement in three categories by a NXTcomm panel of judges.
Two of the awards were in the Technology Innovation segment. Alcatel-Lucent won the NXTcomm Eos Award in the Backbone/Edge category for its FP2 IP Service Routing and Traffic Management Silicon, and in the Wireless Mobile Technologies and Applications category for its Geographic Messaging Services Platform.
Under Special Technology Achievement, Alcatel-Lucent earned the NXTcomm Eos Award in the Strategic Support Solution category for its IMS-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for consumers that it deployed, including network design and integration, with a major service provider.
The Eos Awards will be presented at NXTcomm (exhibits June 17 – 19), where Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate all three technologies in booth 3116 in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Earning Eos Awards in three categories highlights the breadth and depth of Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio and experience in developing new technologies, software and services and bringing them to market to solve our customer’s business challenges,” said Tim Krause, chief marketing officer, Americas business, Alcatel-Lucent. “Our thanks to the NXTcomm organizers and the Eos Awards judges for the time and consideration they gave to this selection. We are very honored that they selected Alcatel-Lucent, recognizing our leadership in these rapidly developing areas of network technology.”
Named for the Greek goddess of dawn, the NXTcomm Eos Awards honor those exhibiting companies that have developed the most promising new technologies or provided the best new network services and strategic support and for ongoing achievement.
“This year’s Eos winners demonstrated the best and most promising advancements to the network-enabled voice, video and data ecosystem,” said Wayne Crawford, NXTcomm Executive Director. “We congratulate Alcatel-Lucent for its leadership, innovation and role in driving our industry forward.”
Alcatel-Lucent’s winning submissions were the following:
FP2 IP Service Routing and Traffic Management Silicon
Announced in March 2008, the new FP2 chipset is a breakthrough in silicon innovation. The result of a three-year development effort, and representing the fourth-generation chipset from one of the industry’s most experienced teams, Alcatel-Lucent’s FP2 silicon delivers sophisticated and optimized network processing and traffic management at speeds up to 100Gb/s and provides a clear path to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, vastly improving Return on Investment (ROI). The Alcatel-Lucent FP2 silicon also provides the foundation for one of the most advanced service routing portfolios on the market delivering an unrivalled combination of bandwidth, performance, feature depth and scalability in a single routing platform, effectively providing the fabric for IP network and service transformation for all of our customers.
Geographic Messaging Services Platform
The Geographic Messaging Services Platform (GMSP) is a next-generation location-driven platform and set of applications that leverage the advanced functionality of today’s mobile networks and devices. Following user opt-in, GMSP tracks the user’s locations and preferences, based on fixed and moving ‘GeoFences’, and automatically delivers location-relevant multi-media content, where and when appropriate. Featuring innovative Bell Labs algorithms, GMSP is ideal for next-generation mobile applications such as location-based marketing and social networking, ‘kid tracker’ applications, and other opt-in mobile applications developed by service providers and third parties. GMSP was invented by Bell Labs, commercialized within Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, and will become part of the award-winning Messaging Suite in Alcatel-Lucent’s applications portfolio.
IMS Consumer VoIP
Alcatel-Lucent partnered with a major service provider to integrate and deploy an IMS-based solution that enables new Consumer VoIP service that unifies the subscriber’s communication experience across triple play services (voice, broadband and TV) over IP. Alcatel-Lucent provided the technology and network design, deployment, integration and maintenance services. The service is commercially deployed, providing a differentiating triple-play service in a competitive market. The IMS solution, which implements attractive subscriber applications, economic scaling, and proven interoperability, also enables the creation and launch of additional advanced services.
Alcatel-Lucent, globally, has more than 30 IMS customers and has supplied more than 60 customers with IMSapplication servers and services.
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