Alcatel-Lucent helps Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom bring new high-speed mobile broadband services to subscribers
APT keeps pace with growing ownership of smartphones and tablet devices by offering 3G mobile services for consumers on the move, at home or at work
Paris, December 26, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to enable the Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd (APT), a leading fixed, mobile and Internet service provider in Taiwan, to expand its delivery of high-speed 3G services and meet customers’ growing demand for video, Internet and data services on-the-move.
As demand in Taiwan for mobile Internet access continues to grow as a result of increasing ownership of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, APT will, in the second half of 2012, extend its existing comprehensive list of fixed and mobile services to deliver seamless data services – including the latest multimedia applications – to business and residential customers. This will provide a new experience for customers, enabling them to switch from text to voice to video on the communications most convenient at the time and wherever they are – in the home, office or on the move.
Alcatel-Lucent’s support of APT’s service expansion marks the first wireless network the company has supplied to the operator. Over the course of the supply agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will replace equipment previously supplied to APT by other vendors. Additionally, as it continues to evolve its network to offer even higher speeds and a greater variety of services, APT will be able to utilise Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough lightRadio™ portfolio to further expand and differentiate its service offers.
Sophia Chiu, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd said: “APT is committed to ‘Making Better Changes’ for our customers and working with Alcatel-Lucent we will be able to do this, offering our customers seamless fixed and mobile broadband services to enrich their business and social lives.”
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia-Pacific region, said: “Our long history of working with Asia Pacific Telecom means we understand the company’s needs and those of its customers. We are excited now to be able to help transform its wireless offer, leveraging our leading 3G CDMA and LTE solutions and our IMS portfolio. This will allow APT to satisfy customers’ needs today while evolving the company’s network to provide even more enhanced mobile data services and choices for its customers in the future. APT will also be able to leverage our innovative lightRadio™ portfolio in the future, allowing them to further grow their network and market position.”
Under this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent is delivering its market-leading 3G mobile broadband solution, which is based on CDMA EV-DO technology and its proprietary IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology. Alcatel-Lucent will also deploy its full services expertise in the delivery and integration of third party equipment.
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