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Wind Telecomunicazioni Selects Alcatel-Lucent Content Delivery Network Technology to Support its Launch of Premium Video and TV Services in Italy
Apr 24 15
Alcatel-Lucent announced to provide Wind Telecomunicazioni with content delivery network technology to support the launch of new video and TV services for its fixed and mobile subscribers. The provision of Alcatel-Lucents Velocix Content Delivery Network platform will enable Winds customers to manage video traffic on its network, providing an optimized experience for customers regardless of the device they use to access content. With the delivery of video content rapidly moving from traditional broadcasting to content delivered to individuals via a variety of screens and devices, Alcatel-Lucents industrial research arm Bell Labs estimates that online video consumption will have increased twelvefold by 2020, placing considerable strain on fixed and mobile networks. As such, the Velocix platform will provide Wind with the efficiency and agility to manage video traffic as its network grows to accommodate additional demand. This deployment helps position Wind as a key player in the distribution of video content in Italy, and will enable it to bring new services to market. Alcatel-Lucent will deliver its Velocix 7810 Digital Media Delivery Platform, the market leading on-net Content Delivery Network system, used by some of the large operators in the world, including Telus, Oi and Time Warner Cable, among others With video the predominant traffic in any IP-based network infrastructure, Alcatel-Lucents unique understanding and expertise is enabling customers to add intelligence to their networks that improves the customer experience and unlocks revenue potential from new services.
Alcatel-Lucent Launches Rapport Software to Simplify Communications and Collaboration Services Delivery for Enterprises and Service Providers
Apr 21 15
Alcatel-Lucent has launched Rapport™, a software-based, open platform that gives large enterprises and service providers a new, and much more flexible way to deliver communications and collaboration services. With Rapport, the communications network becomes a platform for innovation, enabling the creation of new 'contextual communications', where fundamental services such as voice, chat, video conferencing and sharing become functions available to any application, website or connected object. These services can then be accessed by application developers using open application programming interfaces (APIs) and simple software development kits (SDKs). Rapport goes beyond simple virtualization to fully embrace the cloud with a single software platform that can be deployed on any commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, dramatically driving down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing communications services. Rapport is based on a fully re-architected version of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) software, the foundation for the company's award-winning Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution. Distinct configurations have been developed to address the unique requirements of large enterprises and service providers respectively, and were designed based on years of experience addressing these challenges in live networks. Rapport for the Enterprise; With the growing decentralization and mobility of the workforce, the rapid pace of technology and application evolution, and the shift to a 'bring your own device' (BYOD) model, large enterprises need a new approach to support their communications needs. Rapport helps enterprises cap their investments in legacy PBX and Unified Communications systems. Rapport accomplishes this by offering a single open, communications framework deployed in a private cloud, into which large enterprises can plug in best-of-breed apps to help meet the needs of employees for the latest services, whether in the office or on the move. It can also help enterprises better serve their customers by building communications services into applications, websites and products. With this approach, large enterprises can save up to 50% on their communications infrastructure costs, with the return on investment breaking even in the first year of the transformation. Rapport for Enterprise is designed to address the specific requirements of large enterprises. It is architected to run in a private cloud environment leveraging HP's converged infrastructure platform, which is highly optimized for scalable workloads. Rapport also supports a growing ecosystem of technology providers, including CounterPath, for multi-device softclients and SDKs. Rapport for the Service Provider: Rapport strengthens the communications business case for service providers by enabling them to support VoLTE/mobile, fixed, and WiFi services with a single, more agile cloud communications platform, significantly simplifying and reducing the cost per subscriber to deliver these services. Rapport uses a network functions virtualization (NFV) approach, and works with NFV platforms such as Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand™ to launch VoLTE and new services rapidly to both consumers and businesses and scale dynamically as subscriber demand dictates. Rapport delivers communication services that follow people - rather than devices - based on their presence, location, and availability. Service providers can embed communications into objects, applications and websites, which opens up new retail markets such as wearables, connected homes and telematics. They can also extend services from their single Rapport network to application providers and web companies to pursue new wholesale markets. Rapport comes with an open, vibrant ecosystem of more than 800 developers and partners. This drives innovation by equipping developers with a simpler means of embedding communications into their apps, so that they can focus on developing and delivering their ideas, and not be distracted by the challenges of latency-sensitive, real-time communications. Key facts: Rapport simplifies software lifecycle management and reduces costs with a single cloud communication platform that helps eliminate communication silos. Rapport adapts user experiences to the constantly changing needs of customers. Rapport transforms communications into an asset that can be built into any application, web site and connected object. Rapport is based on re-architected IMS software with fully decomposed Virtual Network Functions, that can be delivered on any commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware, and works with any NFV platform. Rapport enables new services to be more rapidly introduced, through access to communication features through open published APIs and SDKs.
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Corporation - M&A Call
Apr 15 15
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Corporation - M&A Call
Flextronics In Talks To Acquire Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai
Apr 15 15
Flextronics International Ltd. (NasdaqGS:FLEX) is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd. from Alcatel-Lucent (ENXTPA:ALU). Alcatel-Lucent and its Shanghai JV declined to comment.
Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent Help Telefonica Enhance Experience for Consumers in Europe and Latin America
Apr 7 15
Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent have announced a four-year agreement with Telefónica to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Customer Experience Management software for Telefónica residential customers in European and Latin American countries. As a result, customers will gain more control over their broadband experience, including self-help tools to reduce calls to customer care and shorten resolution times. Through a combination of Alcatel-Lucent's CEM products and Accenture's systems integration and transformation capabilities, Telefónica will expand the capabilities of its customer care centers. As part of Telefónica's strategy to simplify its processes and platforms, this transformation will provide Telefónica personnel with greater visibility of the network, in addition to new tools for agent-assisted, consumer self-help, field technician-assisted and proactive customer care to enhance customer service to more than 100 million subscribers. Together, Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent will enable Telefónica to improve the end-to-end customer experience across mobile data, mobile voice, IPTV, high-speed Internet, cable, satellite and voice services, allowing Telefónica's customers to troubleshoot and manage their digital experiences through devices such as mobile phones, laptops and IP set-top boxes, via Telefónica web portal and apps. Telefónica will use the Motive technology to automatically detect, diagnose and resolve device issues to substantially reduce call resolution times and improve customer problems resolution in Telefónica first care line. Telefónica will offer self-care channels so consumers can resolve their own technical issues at their convenience, reducing the number of calls into its care centers. The Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent strategic alliance brings dedicated sales and delivery resources to jointly provide customer care solutions and services based on Alcatel-Lucent's Motive line of products. Accenture's Motive Delivery Center will provide system integration and other key delivery functions to the project. Accenture will also provide technical project coordination and integration support for local deployments. Accenture will leverage its world-class Global Delivery Network, which provides Accenture's strategy, digital, technology and operations services, as well as its expertise in transformation, customer care and wireless networks.