AT&T extends network integration contract with Alcatel-Lucent for AT&T U-verseServices
Paris ó Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that AT&T has extended Alcatel-Lucentís contract for end-to-end multivendor network integration for AT&T U-verseSM.
The AT&T U-verse portfolio brings together U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice services all delivered over AT&Tís advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network using Alcatel-Lucentís Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA). AT&T U-verse services are now offered in 93 markets in 19 states, with more than 1.3 million U-verse TV customers.
Under the agreement announced today, Alcatel-Lucent will continue to provide end-to-end multivendor network integration for AT&T U-verse, including Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol television (ďIPTVĒ) software platform.
Alcatel-Lucentís end-to-end multivendor network systems integration includes solution program management, third-party management, network engineering, solution testing/validation and deployment services.
ďAT&T and Alcatel-Lucent have worked together to integrate and deploy U-verse TV so it delivers a reliable, feature-rich service to its users,Ē said Robert Vrij, President of Alcatel-Lucentís Americas business. ďAs AT&T U-verse expands even further across the country, we are looking forward to continuing to provide AT&T with our multivendor, end-to-end network integration capabilities.Ē
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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