Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Launches University Innovations Program

Alcatel-Lucent is launching a program to team with leading U.S. universities on the research, development and testing of new ultra-high bandwidth applications for fixed and mobile networks.

The program will focus on emerging technologies and trends, such as convergence for blended and personalized services based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and a carrier-grade service delivery environment. The program also will emphasize developments involving mobile ultra-high bandwidth applications including 4G and multimedia services; and the evolution in broadband enabling the "connected home," interactive TV, and hyper-speed optical technology.

The first two announced participants in the Alcatel-Lucent University Innovations Program are the Stevens Institute of Technology, which will offer a mobile networking course in which students propose applications for future cellular networks, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, which plans to establish a Center of Excellence on ultra-high bandwidth applications.


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