Alcatel-Lucent in 5-year deal with KPN to supply Rapport software

Telecom network vendor Alcatel-Lucent announced its 5-year deal with KPN to provide Rapport communications software to consolidate a number of voice services including VoLTE onto one platform.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Rapport communications software will be instrumental in supporting KPN to deliver new applications and services, to any device, based on the software’s built-in APIs.

KPN will use Alcatel-Lucent Rapport to provide voice and rich communication services, regardless of device or whether they are in a fixed or mobile environment – to consumer and business customers in the Netherlands.

Alcatel-Lucent supports more than 69 commercial customer IMS deployments worldwide and is the communications core for next generation IP networks, including LTE and VoLTE.

Andre Beijen, manager Network and Service Development of KPN, said: “The software deal is a significant step for KPN to consolidate a number of its voice services and introduce new voice services to our customers throughout the Netherlands.”

The Alcatel-Lucent Rapport portfolio facilitates the convergence of KPN’s mobile and fixed networks, and allows it to add communications functionality and services inside of apps and websites and available from any device.

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