Managed services: KPN’s deal with Alcatel-Lucent

Telecom Lead @ Mobile World Congress 2013: The declining fixed network has found some resurgence from today’s KPN’s managed services deal with Alcatel-Lucent.

This is the second main deal announced by Alcatel-Lucent — which hired a new CEO to turn around — at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2o13. The other deal was with China Mobile for TD-LTE solutions.

As per the five-year managed services agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will transform KPN’s fixed network in the Netherlands.

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In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of KPN’s network, Alcatel-Lucent will migrate existing Voice and Transport networks to next-gen Alcatel-Lucent technology.

Moreover, Alcatel-Lucent will help KPN transform its multi-vendor voice and core networks enabling its customers to access and share multimedia content from wherever they are or using the device of their choice be it smartphone, computer or tablet.

Eric Kuisch, executive vice-president KPN NetCo, said: “We know from past experience that we can rely on the experience, expertise and capabilities of Alcatel-Lucent to not only efficiently manage, but also dramatically transform, our network operations so we can offer our customers next-generation telecom services.  This way of work fits in our strategy “Strengthen, Simplify and Grow.”

Meanwhile, Himanshu Agarwal, Product Marketing at Tejas Networks, says wireline infrastructure is key to delivering broadband services in the country. India has gone through one telecom revolution over the last decade and is on the cusp of another. While the first phase of telecom growth was driven by voice services, the next phase is data dominated.

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