Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Alcatel Opens IP Transformation Center in Antwerp

Alcatel opened an IP Transformation Center (IPTC) in Antwerp, Belgium. The first center of its scale in Europe, the IPTC will develop, integrate and test end-to-end IP networking solutions for customers in Europe as well as in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Latin America.

Located in Alcatel's new facility for its Belgian operations, the Antwerp IPTC will bring together experts from across the globe to design, test and build pre-integrated customer-specific solutions as well as Alcatel reference solutions. Hosting more that 50 technologies in 1,500 square meters, the IPTC will open with over 100 Alcatel experts from many disciplines, including solution architects, network engineers, application and OSS/BSS specialists, integration engineers, and network operation engineers. It will also include specialists from third party technology suppliers.

The IPTC, which is large enough to simultaneously host more than 10 large scale projects, will ensure the end-to-end integration and testing of customer projects and services and equipment domains such as home environment, network infrastructure, service application platforms and OSS/BSS.