Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Alcatel Selects Motive for Triple Play Digital Home Management

Alcatel signed a joint marketing and development agreement with Motive focused on the remote management of home networking devices that deliver Triple Play services. Motive's software is widely used by Internet service providers for installation and customer support. As part of this relationship, the companies will enhance their existing products by jointly developing, marketing and selling a single software solution for automating the deployment, configuration and support of advanced home networking devices called residential gateways, regardless of vendor, platform or operating system.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Effective home network management is a must-have for service providers to profitably deliver Triple Play services. Our agreement with Motive is a further step in making these services a reality for our customers and their end-users." said Michel Rahier, who is in charge of Alcatel's fixed communications activities.

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