Telenet selects Alcatel-Lucent as network integrator to supply, build, operate and maintain new multi-core mobile network
Date: Fri, 07/31/2009 - 12:54
Telenet and Alcatel-Lucent announced a major step in the operator’s mobile MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) project
Telenet, a leading provider of media and telecommunications services in Flanders, selected Alcatel-Lucent as overall network integrator and today is announcing a 7-year frame agreement with Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent will be the overall integrator of the full mobile core, and of the value added service network components. As part of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for the supply, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Telenet’s next generation mobile core network and service creation infrastructure.
“This investment shows our commitment towards the implementation of Telenet Mobile. This project enables us to expand both our current product offering and to create new mobile and converged services for our customers. The co-operation with Alcatel-Lucent demonstrates the commitment of both parties to Flanders’ innovation driven economy,” says Telenet Executive Vice President Technology & Solutions Jan Vorstermans. “Alcatel-Lucent global experience in managing complex, multi-party network integration projects across the world will support our ambition for this project.”
“We are excited to be working on this project together with Telenet. We notice a trend of fixed network operators evolving towards offering mobile services, but Telenet is aggressively implementing this strategy, making Telenet the first European cable operator to become a full MVNO,” said Paul Depuydt, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in the Benelux region. “The strong relations between Telenet and Alcatel-Lucent, together with the innovative mindset, which is typical for both of our companies, are the perfect recipe for a strong collaboration,” he adds.