Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for Deutsche Telekom's "T-City" Initiative

Alcatel-Lucent has been named an exclusive premium partner supporting Deutsche Telekom's "T-City" competition, which aims to highlight the potential of new, innovative and broadband information and communication technologies for business, public facilities and citizens in a community.

A total of 52 cities entered the "T-City" competition. An independent jury has selected ten cities to go forward to the final round: Arnsberg, Coburg, Frankfurt (Oder), Friedrichshafen, Görlitz, Kamp-Lintfort, Kaiserslautern, Neuruppin, Osterholz-Scharmbeck and Schwäbisch-Hall. The winner will be the city that has made the best municipal application to use the modern telecommunications technology to meet the specific tasks and challenges a 21st century community faces (e.g. the interaction between citizens and the municipal administration). The future T-City will act as a role model for other cities, and will be selected in February 2007.

Under the terms of a five-year contract concluded at the end of November, Alcatel-Lucent will support Deutsche Telekom in the development and introduction of innovative integrated telecommunication solutions for the initiative.


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