Beijing government selects Alcatel-Lucent for security services and mission critical communications
Paris, June 2008 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by the Beijing municipal government to deploy an optical transport network solution in Beijing, to enhance e-government security services and deliver mission critical communications. The project, which follows the announcement of Alcatel-Lucent’s selection for China’s national e-government network transformation project in December 2007, is scheduled for completion by August 2008. This contract was signed through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent’s flagship company in China.
The e-government network, based on Alcatel-Lucent’s optical multi-service solution, will link the units of the Beijing municipal government and enable the introduction of new applications such as video conferencing. It will empower the Beijing government with stronger communications capabilities in security services, including command dispatch or emergency handling.
“This new contract confirms Alcatel–Lucent as a trusted partner for e-governments projects that allow citizens to access advanced service capabilities from their governments,” said Olivia Qiu, President of Alcatel Shanghai Bell. “Our market-leading optical solutions and professional services will help the Beijing government upgrade its networks, enhance security applications for all of its citizens and visitors while minimizing operational costs.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide an end-to-end solution based on its Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems, as well as professional services including network design, deployment, project management and maintenance. The contract further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in delivering mission critical communications to the public sector including projects for the public administration in Italy, the Fiji government and Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council in the United Kingdom.
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