Hanoi, September 8, 2010 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has signed a landmark contract with Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Corporation Group (VNPT) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vietnam Telecom National (VTN), to deliver its end-to-end IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution. This is the first IMS project to be deployed in Vietnam and will support VNPT’s ambition to become a leading Next Generation Networks (NGN) service provider in Vietnam and provide enhanced communication experiences to its customers.
“VNPT/VTN is entering a major network transformation era. We are investing in our infrastructure – focusing especially on broadband, value-added-services in NGN and IP technology – so that we can provide the advanced services our customers demand. In this strategy, IMS is key and we believe in Alcatel-Lucent’s solution as much as we appreciate our long-term partnership with them for the last 20 years,” said Mr. Luong Manh Hoang, director of VTN.
Alain Biston, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in North and South East Asia said: “VNPT/VTN’s deployment of IMS ensures its voice and multimedia services evolution by providing a scalable and flexible IP-based platform for multi-screen delivery capability across device types and fixed and mobile access. By optimizing services delivery and providing anywhere, anytime interconnectivity, IMS will extend the reach, personalization and profitability of VNPT/VTN’s services.”
The IMS solution facilitates the migration of the existing PSTN services in VNPT/VTN to provide improved network performance, security and workforce productivity, as well as new revenue streams and future advanced mobile services. This ensures that VNPT/VTN can cost-effectively grow fixed-line voice services and confidently introduce more advanced IP-based user services over time, such as blended IPTV and communications, fully across the broadband fixed and mobile networks.
Alcatel-Lucent is the industry’s IMS leader, with more than 60 IMS core customer deployments worldwide and supplying IMS applications to more than 60 additional clients. It also owns a leadership position in IMS VoIP subscriber market share. For more information on the Alcatel-Lucent IMS Solution, please click here:
Founded on March 31, 1990, Vietnam Telecoms National (VTN) is an exclusive state-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT). For more than a decade, VTN is one of the leading telecommunication operators in Vietnam, with modern transmission networks, SDH/DWDM with backbone system capacity up to 140Gb/s and a Next Generation Network (NGN).
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