Sunday, June 12, 2005

Lucent Announces Major New Contracts in Asia Pac

At the opening of the CommunicAsia show in Singapore, Lucent Technologies announced major new contracts and alliances in the Asia Pacific region. The company is showcasing its IMS and convergence architecture, next-generation access and transport solutions, mobility solutions and IPTV. Its recent successes include:


  • Two wireless network optimization contracts were awarded to Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) by Tibet Mobile a subsidiary of China Mobile for its GSM network and Inner Mongolia Unicom a subsidiary of China Unicom for its CDMA network

  • Zhongshan Telecom and Zhuhai Telecom, two local branch companies of Guangdong Telecom, a provincial subsidiary of China Telecom each signed contracts. Lucent will supply a range of optical equipment including LambdaUnite Multi-Service Switch (MSS) and the Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux.


  • Heisei DenDen (HDD) in Japan selected Lucent to upgrade its metro-area network with 10G based optical systems. Heisei DenDen, a leading provider of ADSL and the discount fixed telephone service, will use Lucent's optical networking products.

  • eAccess Ltd. and Lucent today announced that the two companies have completed successful High-Speed Downlink Packet Access data calls as part of a 3G Wideband-CDMA (W-CDMA) network trial announced earlier this year. Following these successful tests, the two companies plan to conduct a field trial in commercial and residential areas of Tokyo in the coming months.


  • Lucent will supply its VoIP Solution for Enterprises to enable Dacom, one of Korea's leading service providers, to build enhanced, cost-effective IP networks for Korea's Military Mutual Aid Association (MMAA), further boosting Dacom's leadership in the VoIP market in Korea.

  • Dreamline, one of South Korea's leading broadband Internet service
    providers, will build a nationwide optical network using Lucent's next-gen SONET systems to offer video distribution and cable TV services to its customers. Lucent's Metropolis DMX Access Multiplexer and the Metropolis DMXtend Access Multiplexer will be deployed.

New Zealand

  • Expansion agreement with Telecom New Zealand (Telecom) for its 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) network. The EV-DO network -- the fastest mobile data network in New Zealand -- will enable Telecom to provide subscribers in every main city and town in New Zealand with new, high-speed mobile data services before Christmas.

Southeast Asia

  • Vietnam Power Telecom (VP Telecom) selected Lucent for its phase II CDMA450 network expansion project. Lucent will supply VP Telecom with equipment and integration services to provide high-quality voice and high-speed data services for most provinces in northern Vietnam.

Global Alliances & Relationships

  • An exclusive teaming agreement between Beyond Security Ltd. and LWS to provide a new automated vulnerability detection service (AVDS) to service providers worldwide using Beyond Security's automated scanning server products. LWS plans to market and sell Beyond Security's AVDS to its customers worldwide as a new security assessment and vulnerability service.

  • Aqsacom, a supplier of lawful interception solutions in Asia, signed a teaming agreement with Lucent. LWS will work with Aqsacom as the prime network integrator for new opportunities in the region, including design, deployment, integration and maintenance services for lawful interception, fraud management, attack detection, user location and law enforcement support for Aqsacom's Lawful Interception System (ALIS), a mediation platform for real time lawful interception operations.

  • Collaboration with Polycom on the delivery of IP-based voice and video conferencing and collaboration solutions and services for wireline and converged networks. Under the agreements, Lucent will resell Polycom's SIP desktop and SoundStation IP conference phones as part of its VoIP offerings for enterprises and service providers.

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