CTIA: Alcatel-Lucent Announces University Program, Partnerships

Alcatel-Lucent made several announcements this week at CTIA in San Francisco, including a university program and partnerships with Sprint Nextel and Cellular South.

The Alcatel-Lucent University Innovations Program will focus on creating applications and services based on emerging technologies and trends in the industry such as convergence for blended and personalized services based on IMS and a carrier-grade service delivery environment. The program also will emphasize developments involving mobile ultra-high bandwidth applications including 4G and multimedia services; and the evolution in broadband enabling the connected home, interactive TV, and hyper-speed optical technology.

The company said Georgia Tech is the first school it has teamed with under the program.

The company also said this week at CTIA that it has teamed with Sprint Nextel to provide laptop security services for businesses. The SprintSecure Laptop Guardian enables 24/7 security through remote monitoring, location and locking if a laptop is lost or stolen, simplifing security management since all capabilities are delivered over-the-air to the laptop anywhere on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, the companies said.

Finally, Alcatel-Lucent said it has a $55 million agreement with Cellular South to update the companys network in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss. The network upgrade includes the deployment of 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A technology.


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