Alcatel Signs Sun Microsystems To Revamp Its Network Solutions

Telecommunication provider Alcatel selected Sun Microsystems in an effort to make Alcatel's existing IT based mobile core network solutions more cost effective. The agreement between the two companies is meant to further Alcatel's global program for next generation IT based

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Telecommunication provider Alcatel selected Sun Microsystems in an effort to make Alcatel’s existing IT-based mobile core network solutions more cost effective.

The agreement between the two companies is meant to further Alcatel’s global program for next-generation IT-based telecom solutions.

“It will reinforce Alcatel’s ability to deliver flexible solutions to the operators who want to offer cost-effective VoIP and IP-multimedia services in large volumes,” said Marc Rouanne, chief operating officer of Alcatel’s mobile communication activities.

The contract includes a joint research and development cooperation that leverages Sun’s specialization in carrier grade servers and operating systems as well as Sun’s upcoming Netra AdvancedTCA blade platform and Open Standard implementation, supporting Sun UltraSPARC ™ and AMD Opteron processors with carrier grade Solaris ™ 10 and Linux operating systems.

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