Sunday, November 9, 2008

Telefónica selects Alcatel-Lucent for UC in Spain

Telefónica named Alcatel-Lucent as the sole supplier to deliver mailbox services in Spain making use of a single next generation multi-service platform. In addition to supporting the voice, video and fax mailbox services already implemented in Telefónica's networks, Alcatel-Lucent's solution will enable new, advanced messaging services such as: visual voice mail, where voice mail messages can be seen on screen, eliminating the need to dial in and listen to messages in sequence; and speech-to-text, where voice messages are converted to SMS or email. Alcatel-Lucent's solution will allow Telefónica to assign different profiles for each customer and launch segmented offers with special features targeted at consumers, enterprise users (with combined mailboxes for fixed and mobile services) and for mobile virtual network operators, all using a single platform. The companies said the platform can operate across all of Telefónica networks, both fixed and mobile, and support circuit, packet and IMS technologies as well as virtually any device subscribers would like to use to check their messages. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide project management, application and software integration skills for this solution. Additional professional services provided as part of the overall solution include installation, deployment and migration support of the various existing solutions to the new multi-service platform. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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