Alcatel-Lucent Opens Technology Showcase Center in Brazil

Alcatel-Lucent announced the opening of a world-class technology showcase center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The center will highlight a range of advanced technologies and applications  including 4G LTE, video applications, cloud and location-based services  to help Brazilian fixed and mobile service providers respond to the challenges created by the mobile data explosion occurring across their networks.

The investment is a further example of Alcatel-Lucent’s  commitment to Brazil, already a strategic partner of the major service providers in the country and across the region.

The center occupies nearly 15,400 square feet of space in the company’s premises in Sao Paulo, and will receive visitors from Brazil and other countries in Latin America. It features executive meeting rooms with full videoconference capability to host customers and help them to experience the world of technologies available in the center.

The creation of a world-class technology showcase in Brazil will help highlight the rapid innovation occurring in the industry, and ensure that the region’s operators remain competitive in today’s ever-changing global economy”,  said said Robert Vrij, president, Americas, Alcatel-Lucent.

By keeping their workforce on pace with the rapid-advancements in technology and social media, it will also improve the welfare of their citizens and help bridge the digital divide”,  Vrij added.

Investment in telecommunications infrastructure in Brazil is critical as service providers prepare their networks to handle the exponential traffic generated by smart phones and as the country prepares for two major events  the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

A robust telecoms infrastructure will enable Brazil to offer the new types of applications and services that customers desire, and generate accompanying revenue streams that will significantly stimulate the local economy and create a more inclusive society.

According to a model developed by Bell Labs and the World Economic Forum, the right combination of actions and investment can accelerate the economic impact of broad access to mobile communications services by as much as 36 percent, measured in GDP.

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