Alcatel-Lucent opens Innovation Center in Taiwan for the region’s telecom operators and enterprise customers
New center will give customers hands-on experience with latest technology; provides opportunity to create new communications services through Alcatel-Lucent’s ng Connect Program
Taiwan/Paris, December 10, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced the opening of its Taiwan Innovation Center to increase strategic engagement with service provider and enterprise customers in North Asia and China.
The Taiwan Innovation Center showcases Alcatel-Lucent’s latest solutions (see list below) as it gives service providers and enterprise customers the opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrations. In addition, these customers can create new communications service concepts and business models through the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry connected-user experience ecosystem founded by Alcatel-Lucent.
Key Facts on the Taiwan Innovation Center:
· The demo environment is supported by a comprehensive Alcatel-Lucent network environment, including:
o a live 4G LTE network to highlight mobile ultra-broadband access
o a fixed access network that includes 7750 service routers and 1830 PSS in the core
o IP Platforms products including IMS, WNG, CloudBand, and Motive
o Cloud-based service concepts from the ng Connect Program which showcase a hosted cloud data center on virtual resources managed by Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand and accessible via the Internet.
Showcases Alcatel-Lucent’s experience and leadership as a specialist in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access (mobile and fixed), which is at the core of the recently announced Shift Program.
· Taiwan has become a significant player in the ultra-broadband market with both fixed and mobile access predicted to reach $13.6 billion USD by 2018 through a nationwide fiber-optic network rollout and LTE launch.*
· Taiwan is the 18th largest exporter in the world according to the CIA World Factbook and a leading maker of computers, microchips, semi-conductors and other IT equipment.
· The Taiwan briefing center is the fourth for Alcatel-Lucent with others in Brazil, France and the United States.
Martin Jordy, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific Region, said: “This innovation center gives our customers a way to see and experience Alcatel-Lucent products and services, and also work in partnership with businesses from a wide range of industries and markets to develop next generation services. Here they can share ideas, gain a better understanding of The Shift Plan, our strategy with IP and ultra-broadband, as well as join an established ecosystem of partners via the ngConnect program. We developed The ng Connect Program with this collaboration in mind and I am excited to see it in action here in APAC.”
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
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