Telcoms to Benefit from Alcatel Lucent's IPTC

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 12, 2007

The Indian office of Alcatel Lucent will help customers in the telecom segment drive future course of evolution from its global IP Centers.

According to Ravi Sharma, President, South Asia, “Alcatel Lucent has taken up initiatives for creating such IP centers worldwide and the Singapore centre is an important achievement, dedicated especially to APAC. We have similar centers in other places of the world, and India has been drawing strength from these centers. Our customers in India benefit immensely from visiting these IP centers and finding for themselves the future course of evolution in the telecom field (especially when their networks are undergoing such IP transformation due to the growth of data and Internet traffic), and adopt the best practices of their counterparts in the World.”

The company is launching a $40 million Internet Protocol Transformation Centre in Singapore.

The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the company’s launch-pad into Southeast Asia, and may pave the way for an upstream research and development (R&D) centre here.

Alcatel-Lucent’s new cutting-edge IP Transformation Centre will serve as an innovation test bed for advanced communications technologies.

It will house 50 kinds of technology, including mobile, wireless, high-speed data services and IPTV.

Alcatel Lucent plans to recruit about 80 professionals for the centre, mostly in the field of infocomm engineering.

The first centre of its scale in Asia Pacific, the facility will develop, integrate and test sophisticated end-to-end IP networking solutions, for service providers and enterprises.

First located in Chai Chee TechnoPark, it will eventually move to Fusionopolis by 2009.

The centre aims to help companies transform their networks to a full Internet Protocol-based architecture. And it will service Alcatel-Lucent’s growing markets in the Asia-Pacific.

Vince Pizzica, Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel-Lucent, said, “High-speed broadband services over the mobile is the sort of area of growth we see for our business in Asia Pacific. In Asia Pacific, mobile is a very important technology.”

Alcatel-Lucent is also considering setting up an R&D facility in Singapore.