Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ng Connect Program Builds Momentum for LTE Apps

The ng Connect Program, which was co-founded by Alcatel-Lucent to stimulate the development of network-ready applications, services, content and devices for LTE, has added 11 new members, bringing its roster to 47 companies.

ng Connect is a cross-industry effort to collaboratively develop new services, devices and business models for emerging LTE networks.

"We've just conducted our most recent ng Connect Program member meeting where members from around the world were represented and the excitement about the capabilities and opportunities presented by 4G and LTE networks was intense," said Steve West, Vice President of Emerging Technology & Media at Alcatel-Lucent. "In addition to the showcase demos that the program members have delivered, our membership sees tremendous opportunities for program expansion into high growth areas such as telematics, retail and media where smart, high capacity networks will drive a new era of innovation."

The new ng Connect Program members include:

Atrato --- a storage innovator specializing in high performance, autonomic tiered storage solutions.

BlogRadio -- a mobile media services developer working on a solution to turn written materials into cloud-based audio and video streams available anywhere, anytime.

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) --- a developer of in-vehicle, voice-interactive services and turn-key, end-to-end telematics solutions.

IVOX --- an information services provider of predictive, driver-based information for Driver Risk Management.

Netsweeper -- a provider of Internet content filtering and web threat management solutions and services.

Nuance Communications -- a leader in mobile voice technology supplying solutions to the world's leading automotive manufacturers, Tier One suppliers and third-party platforms.

Skymeter --- a developer of financial-grade GPS (FGPS) applications.

STRATACACHE --- a provider of scalable and cost-effective digital signage, IP video, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration solutions.

Telepresence Tech -- a provider of advanced telepresence solutions.

VisionMAX --- a multi-platform custom applications and business system integrator.

Wcities.com --- a travel and entertainment content publisher and developer of a database of authoritative travel content.