Korea’s KT uses IP routers from Alcatel-Lucent to deliver better, faster residential broadband services
Agreement with Korea’s largest service provider highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s growing leadership in the market for IP edge routers
Paris,September 26, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has been selected by KT, the largest communications service provider in Korea, to provide IP (Internet protocol) routing technology to deliver a better faster, higher-quality Internet, video and voice services to its residential customers in the Seoul and GangWon regions.
With the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Routers, KT will be able to handle subscriber data more efficiently, manage services more intelligently and deliver higher bandwidth as needed to address particular customer requirements. As a result, KT will be able to offer its customers in Seoul and GangWon an improved experience with their voice over IP (VoIP), IPTV, high-speed Internet services and other applications.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia-Pacific Region, said: “This important win with KT shows Alcatel-Lucent’s growing strength in the router market in Asia, and specifically our growing footprint in Korea, where we are expanding our market share.”
Alcatel-Lucent’s Service Router portfolio is used by more than 400 service providers around the world including BT, AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, and Deutsche Telekom.
According to Dell’Oro Group, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the Service Provider Edge Routing segment worldwide with a rolling four quarter market share of 24 percent from Q3 2010 to Q2 2011. For 2Q 2011, Alcatel-Lucent recorded year-over-year growth for the 26th consecutive quarter.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.
The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.