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Alcatel-Lucent sets up IPTC facility in Singapore

Posted: 04 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Alcatel-Lucent Singapore IPTC? end-to-end IP networking solutions?

Advancing its global foothold on IP transformation, Alcatel-Lucent will launch a new Internet Protocol Transformation Center (IPTC) in Singapore the Asia Pacific IPTCthat will develop, integrate and test end-to-end IP networking solutions to help operators and enterprises in the region transform their networks to a full IP-based architecture.

"Shortening the IP transformation period and ensuring seamless customer network migration are the prime objectives of our global IPTCs and network integration centers," said John Meyer, president, Alcatel-Lucent Services.

The Asia Pacific IPTC will be co-located with the region's IPTV Competency Center that Alcatel-Lucent launched in February 2006. The IPTC facility will host 50 technologies and employ approximately 80 professionals. It is expected to entail an investment of up to $26.73 million over the next three years.

According to the company, the Asia Pacific IPTC complements the existing IPTCs and network integration centers located in Antwerp, Belgium; Lisle, Illinois; and Plano, Texas. These centers, which share knowledge, resources and best practices, help service providers execute their IP Transformation projects.

Among the inaugural initiatives that the Asia IPTC will be working on is the roll out of critical infrastructure that will enable sophisticated IP communications services for Companhia de Telecommunicacoes de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM)'s business and consumer customers to realize the operator's 'Digital Macau' vision.

Announced last November, 'Digital Macau' delivers next-generation communications services that support the Macau Special Administrative Region's sustained growth. Next-gen network services will be provided in four key areas: mobile, broadband, high-speed data services and applications. Following its next-gen network services launch, CTM will further develop advanced services and bandwidth on demand for its customers.

Commenting on the Alcatel-Lucent IPTC facility, Chan Yeng Kit, CEO of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, said in a statement, "The Center will contribute to the infocomm ecosystem in Singapore and potentially seed the development of local independent software vendors and attract product development and system integration from Alcatel-Lucent's partners. The presence of the Center will help develop a pool of highly-skilled network professionals."




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